Give the gift of vital, independent journalism this ChristmasPosted on: 14 Dec 2021
Support The Bristol Cable's hard-hitting coverage with a monthly or annual subscription.
Struggling to think of a good gift for your loved ones this Christmas? So are we, and amid more pressure from advertisers and corporate retailers than ever before, it can be hard to find something heartfelt.
That's why, this Christmas, we're advising you save yourself hours of online shopping and delivery conundrums by buying someone close to you a subscription to the excellent Bristol Cable.
The Cable is Bristol's only 100% community-owned newspaper, supported by more than 2,700 individuals.
"The Bristol Cable really helped us, making our voice louder, and making us connected."— The Bristol Cable (@TheBristolCable) October 1, 2021
Andrew*, a Cable member, speaks out about why community-owned media in Bristol is worth protecting.
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Launched in 2014, the Bristol Cable is dedicated to producing quality, local journalism in print and online, addressing the issues posed by the mass corporate ownership of the UK's media sector.
The paper holds power to account, campaigns for change and amplifies marginalised voices through groundbreaking investigative pieces, with its roots firmly planted in local communities.
The Cable is co-owned by thousands of Bristolians, and operates as a not-for-profit organisation led by its members. The core team are currently aiming to reach 3,000 subscriptions by the turn of the year to help ensure the longevity of their vital work.
Winner of the 2019 British Journalism Award for local journalism and shortlisted for a 2020 Orwell Foundation Prize, the Cable uses pioneering methods of in-person and digital engagement to put the public at the centre of public interest journalism.
For just £3, £5 or £10 a month you can help fund the Cable, getting a democratic stake in the newspaper's operation, access to a range of events and regular print editions delivered direct to your door.
If you're looking for a thoughtful, practical gift that supports a crucial community organisation this Christmas, head to the Bristol Cable website and explore their subscription packages.
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