Here you find helpful introduction to the many elements of community media.


12 Tips for Twitter

Twitter is a useful tool for community media projects as the platform allows you to reach out to a wide network of stakeholders and is very useful for promoting opportunities. Here at the Community Media Association we have identified 12 tips that will hopefully help you utilise Twitter more effectively Read more +


12 Tips for SEO

SEO is a vital part of having your community page recognised, and providing easy access to stakeholders. At the Community Media Association, we have come up with 12 important tips that will be very beneficial to implementing SEO on your page, making SEO work for you effectively. When creating a Read more +

Facebook on the Move

12 Tips for Facebook

In Community Media having a Facebook organisation page will take you a long way, in terms of improving the reputation of your organisation. We have compiled a list of 12 tips that will make you consider or apply knowledge for Facebook in order to reach out to the wider community. Read more +

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12 Tips for YouTube

YouTube provides a strong platform for viewers where stakeholders can get an insight of your organisation’s brand and activities. It is a high profile platform that can drive community media channels forward and generate exposure to wider audiences. Keep your videos short when you first start out as today’s viewers Read more +


Measuring Audiences

The article below, written by Janey Gordon of the University of Bedfordshire, was published in AirFlash magazine some years ago. The methodology uses a very simple and hopefully encouraging process. This survey method has been used by students at the University of Bedfordshire for a number of years. In terms Read more +


Community Radio

If you’re inspired to start your own community radio station in your area, it can seem like a daunting prospect. The CMA is here to assist organisations of all sizes across the UK in providing community media services. We’ve brought together resources and information to help you take those first Read more +

Community TV

Local TV is making its own contribution to the evolution of community media across the UK with stations such as Estuary TV, Northern Visions, and SheffieldLive providing the opportunity for their local communities to make media. Twenty local television stations are currently licensed to broadcast in specific local areas on Freeview (DTT) via the local television multiplex Read more +

Community Film

Community film is a variety of practices and approaches which emerged in the 1970s that claim to interrogate and challenge the dominant use of “film” and “cinema” in association with a global, big budget “industry”. DeeDee Halleck noted in her 2002 book “It’s one thing to critique the mass media Read more +