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Equipping the next generation of community journalists

Here at the Centre for Community Journalism, we are committed to hyperlocal journalism. Our mission is to support it in…

Independent News Website Wins Micro Business of the Year

Independent Community News Network member Island Echo has been named Micro Business of the Year at the Isle of Wight…

Editor of Your Harlow: ‘Please don’t call for our journalists to be hanged’

The editor of two independent community news outlets Your Harlow and Your Thurrock has drawn a line after receiving abusive…

Shetland News hits important milestone

ICNN member Shetland News reported that August 2019 was its busiest and most successful month ever. The news site that serves…

Social Spider CIC named finalist in UK Social Enterprise Awards

Social Spider CIC has been named a finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards, recognising businesses that are changing the…

The Caerphilly Observer celebrates a decade of success and over 100 years of independent community news

As the Caerphilly Observer celebrates its tenth anniversary this month, its editor Richard Gurner asks himself the question, ‘why do…

ICNN welcomes the announcement of the Future News Fund

The Independent Community News Network (ICNN) welcomes the announcement of a £2m pilot fund to support innovation in local public…

Independence Day for Manchester Media as the Meteor becomes a Co-op.

Last week, July 4th, ICNN member The Meteor, Manchester’s online independent media publication, became a cooperative. At an event in…

ICNN is partnering with SpeechKit to provide AI audio to community news publishers

The Independent Community News Network (ICNN) is partnering with SpeechKit to help publishers turn their articles into audio files using…

Hackney Citizen wins ‘Niche Market Newspaper of the Year’ at the newsawards 2019

The Hackney Citizen has won ‘Niche Market Newspaper of the Year’ at the prestigious newsawards 2019. The awards “celebrate the best in…

Flyover Media CIC – the new publisher of The Charlton Champion and 853.London

Charlton Champion and 853.London, two of London’s most well-renowned independent community news websites have begun trading under a new name:…

Northern Ireland hyperlocal awarded grant to promote city’s growing ethnic minorities

Thanks to a £5000 Media Grant from the Community Relations Council (CRC) a Newry based hyperlocal news website has launched…

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