Media co-operatives – a successful model of community journalism

By Hannah Scarbrough | 21st Mar 2016

Media co-operatives are owned by readers and journalists. They are a successful model of providing quality journalism at a time when traditional business models of journalism are becoming less viable.

Join Wales Co-Operative Centre and Cardiff University for a free panel event discussing the opportunities and challenges inherent to establishing a community journalism co-operative. Our panel of experts include:

  • Seán Dagan Wood, Editor-in-Chief of Positive News, which is a ‘constructive’ journalism magazine, providing quality reporting that focuses on progress and possibility. In July 2015, Positive News became the first global media cooperative financed through crowdfunding.
  • One of the founders of The Bristol Cable, Alon Aviram. The Bristol Cable is created and owned by over 800 people in the city. With free events and trainings, a multimedia website and a free quarterly print edition, The Bristol Cable aims to redefine local journalism through challenging multimedia, community action and co-operative ownership.
  • Dave Boyle, author of Good news: a co-operative solution to the media crisis. The Good news report is a comprehensive overview of the conditions that have encouraged the increase of media co—operatives, as well as a detailed exploration of the operations of this business model.

Learn about how these media businesses work and what support you could access if you wanted to set one up in your community. The event will include a panel discussion, Q&A and refreshments and networking.

When: 20 April 2016, 6 – 8pm

Where: Lecture Theatre 0.53, Bute Building, King Edward VII Ave, Cardiff, CF10 3NB

Book your tickets for this free event at Eventbrite.


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