Make Your Local News Work (Manchester)
WhenTuesday 9 July 2013
18:00 - 20:30
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Co-operatives UK, Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AS
Job cuts across all titles in local and regional newspapers mean that council and planning meetings and courts are not being covered.
The NUJ is campaigning to save our local media and as part of this the union is supporting a series of events with Co-operatives UK and Carnegie UK Trust to look at how good journalism can still be funded and where the definition of viability is set by the needs of the community for news, not the needs of the balance sheet of a paper's owner.
The events are aimed at local communities, journalists and media professionals who are exploring practical ways to create a sustainable and democratic local media.
The programme will demonstrate that co-operative media ownership models can succeed by putting the readers and writers at the heart of journalism. They will offer participants free, specialist follow-up support and advice for those wanting to explore the possibility of collective media ownership.