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Jonathon Porritt holds media to account over climate change coverage

Jonathon Porritt holds media to account over climate change coverage

THE media has failed to convey a true picture of climate change and its implications, renowned environmentalist Jonathon Porritt told a Bristol audience of journalists and members of the public at the University of Bristol. The director of thinktank Forum for the Future and former director of Friends of the Earth was giving the Benn […]

Cable brings a fresh new voice to Bristol's media

Cable brings a fresh new voice to Bristol’s media

THE fourth edition of ‘The Bristol Cable’, the city’s new investigative magazine, hit the streets in July 2015.. Produced every two months by a publishing co-operative which already has some 400 members, it promises to fill an important gap in the local news market. And it boasts a interactive online edition too. The latest issue looks […]

Huge opportunities revealed at community journalism conference

Huge opportunities revealed at community journalism conference

By Paul Breeden Tuesday, January 16, 2013 I’VE SEEN the future – and it’s hyperlocal. An exaggeration perhaps. But you’d understand my enthusiasm if you’d been at today’s conference on community journalism at Cardiff University, which filled me with optimism about journalists taking control of at least part of our depleted profession. Almost 150 participants […]

Five minutes to midnight: End in sight for regional papers?

Five minutes to midnight: End in sight for regional papers?

As the stripped down Post prepares to shed more than a third of its staff this week in the latest round of redundancies, is the death knell sounding for regional daily newspapers? Chris Oakley, former editor of the Liverpool Echo and owner of the Birmingham Post and Mail and then the Yorkshire Post, certainly thinks […]

Do bloggers need a union?

Do bloggers need a union?

Do bloggers need the NUJ? Bristol freelance writer and blogger explores the advantages of union membership and asks if they apply to bloggers