Author Archives: Matt Abbott

I am the communications and project officer at the Centre for Community Journalism (C4CJ) and the Independent Community News Network (ICNN)

Campaign to #saveindependentnews gets cross-party support

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has led a campaign to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care…

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UK Government decides which news publishers sink and which swim

The following is taken from a twitter thread written by Director of ICNN, Emma Meese. The UK Government decides which…

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Government public health campaign will not reach many communities

The Government has today (April 17, 2020) launched a public health campaign that will simply not reach many communities across…

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Welsh Government provides emergency funding to welsh hyperlocals.

Welsh members of the Independent Community News Network have been awarded emergency grant revenue funding of £8,500 by Welsh Government…

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Media law in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Working as a journalist is challenging at the best of times, but during this pandemic, there are added risks and pressures upon you.

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Three-quarters of independent news providers in the UK at risk of closure due to COVID-19 crisis

A survey of independent news providers in the UK has shown that 75% are at risk of closure due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Guide to reporting COVID-19

The work of a journalist can be challenging at the best of times. There are many hurdles to overcome reporting…

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An open letter calling for support of ICNN members in this time of global crisis.

As you can imagine these are very worrying times for our members.  As an organisation, we are now extremely concerned. …

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Building the Future of Community Journalism postponed due to covid-19

On the advice of Cardiff University, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Building the Future of Community Journalism: our…

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Director of Community Journalism on list of 158 inspiring women in local journalism

The Centre for Community Journalism is proud to announce that Director of Community Journalism at Cardiff University Emma Meese has…

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A cutting-edge website for a fast-changing sector

The Centre for Community Journalism website has undergone a radical redesign to reflect its commitment to represent the independent community…

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Building the Future of Community Journalism: our 20/20 Vision

Join us on Thursday April 2nd for our conference ‘Building the Future of Community Journalism – our 20/20 vision’. This…

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