The digital revolution has brought media production into the hands of many people, but not always the opportunities to create, share and consume content on community-owned, not-for-profit platforms. Not content with simply being the audience, or subject matter, communities around the UK want to tell and distribute their own stories.
The Community Media Association has underpinned the democratisation of media for 33 years. Thanks to funding from Big Assist (NCVO) awarded in November 2015, we have been able to work with the Foundation for Social Improvement on an in-depth process of member consultation and review of community media, and the role and direction of the CMA.
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In a rapidly changing digital and economic landscape, we recognise the need to reassess how we can best continue to support our members to thrive, in the most efficient and effective way we can.
In order to do this, we need to encourage and facilitate collaboration, and improve how we measure and celebrate the benefits to society that community media in all its forms brings, with as much emphasis on the processes as the products.
Lucinda Guy, Chair of CMA Council
Community Media Association