The Ofcom Board has announced that Sharon White is to step down as Chief Executive. Sharon is leaving to become Chairman of The John Lewis Partnership. She is expected to leave Ofcom around the turn of the year. Sharon joined Ofcom in March 2015 from HM Treasury where she was Read more +
Posts Tagged: community media
The Council of Europe recognises the value of community media as a source of local content, cultural and linguistic diversity, media pluralism, social inclusion and intercultural dialogue. It endorses the commitment of community media to media and information literacy, through the development of critical and creative thinking and active Read more +
2019 Community Media Conference The CMA held a very successful Community Media Conference on 28th September at BBC Quay House, MediaCityUK in Salford. The theme of this year’s Conference was “We Need to Talk” to recognise that the community media sector needs to talk to Government, to funders, and to Read more +
In this edition, we have an update from the recent Community Media Association’s AGM in London. We share information on applying to Ofcom for a new community radio licence and also congratulate Unity 101 as they celebrate 13 years on air. There’s good news on a couple of projects at Read more +
In this edition, we bring you details of the Community Media Association’s AGM on Saturday 8th December, share the CMA’s response to the Radiocentre’s report: on small-scale radio, ask for your views to progress the development of small-scale DAB Licensing. We have news of this year’s Charles Parker Prize, we Read more +
It’s been a very busy month, and in this edition of Community Media News we report on the DCMS response to the industry consultation on the development of Small Scale Digital Audio Broadcasting. We also share news of events across the UK, Mapping Community Media, Rethinking Digital Inclusion and discounted tickets for RadioTechCon. There is news from Awaz Read more +
The dust eventually settled after the 2018 Community Media Conference which was a tremendous success and a huge well done to all who attended and participated. Approximately 150 people attended the event and the feedback received has been very good. The weekend started on Friday 14th September with a social event at community arts Read more +
The Council of Europe publication entitled “Spaces of Inclusion – An explorative study on needs of refugees and migrants in the domain of media communication and on responses by community media” has been prepared by experts of the COMMIT Community Media Institute in Austria. It will be presented by COMMIT Read more +
Ofcom has announced the award of four new community radio licences in England and Northern Ireland. The new stations will serve communities in Coleraine and Larne in Northern Ireland, and York in North Yorkshire. Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis, focusing on the delivery of specific social Read more +
Dom Chambers, Station Manager at Somer Valley FM and CMA Council member, has posted a new edition of his Third Sector Show podcast ahead of UNESCO’s World Radio Day. The 7th annual World Radio Day this year highlights the links between sports and radio and asks how sports journalism might better Read more +
The importance of community media has been recognised in the New Year Honours. Mary Dowson, of Bradford Community Broadcasting, and Martin Parry, of Swindon Viewpoint were both awarded The British Empire Medal, a division of the MBE, which is granted in recognition of meritorious civil or military service worthy of Read more +
Dom Chambers has taken an active interest in the UK’s community broadcasting sector since joining the CMA Council in 2011. Each year he tours the country to identify and celebrate how various organisations are delivering grass roots and community media. This not only helps share best practice but his visits Read more +
Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) is partnering with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), ARTICLE 19, Media Diversity Institute (MDI), Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA), Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE) and Community Media Institute (COMMIT) in the Europe-wide campaign Media Against Hate, to counter hate speech and discrimination Read more +
Volunteers, students, and professionals who are passionate about improving their communities met in Birmingham on Saturday 10th September, to learn from, and inspire, one another. The event was the annual Community Media Conference, and those who came represent small independent radio stations, TV channels and publishers from all over the Read more +
Media training resource for Peterborough and the Fenlands gets ‘thumbs-up’ from the Charity Commission Hereward Media took a huge step towards meeting its long-term objectives this week, as the Charity Commission approved its application to become a registered charity. The media training provider will introduce high-tech skills to those seeking Read more +
The Community Media Conference 2016 is the premier community media event in the UK and open to everyone involved in and interested in community media and community radio. Presented by the Community Media Association and hosted by the Birmingham School of Media (Faculty of Arts, Design & Media) at Birmingham City University on Saturday 10th Read more +
The CMA is delighted to have received so many responses to the Community Media Sector Survey 2016. Our thanks go out to over 100 organisations who took the time to complete the survey and share details about how they operate. The responses will help the CMA to support its members Read more +
The Community Media Association (CMA) is delighted to publish the 2016 Community Media Sector Survey. Information collected through this survey will help the CMA to provide the best possible support, both to our members and for the development of the sector overall, and to understand and communicate the value of Read more +
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 +
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 +
Less than a year after the much loved community radio station was fighting for its life, Ujima Radio has won a second prestigious award: the 2015 MTM award for best Community Group in the South West. This award follows hot on the heels of receiving a National Diversity Award just Read more +
To CMA Members RE: BBC CMA Media Day I am aware that many of our members have been contacted by their local BBC stations to get the ball rolling on this exciting project which is the first time the CMA and BBC will work together on a national pilot. This Read more +
Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, has detailed the Government’s commitment to decentralise broadcasting to increase localisation.
A practical, do-it-yourself guide for leaders and facilitators wishing to strengthen their work through introducing a rights-based approach to participatory video.
The Community Media Association calls on all prospective MPs to back the community radio sector and other forms of community media in the new Parliament by recognising the economic and social impact of the sector and supporting strategies to increase the resources available.
With the General Election taking place on Thursday 6th May, now is the time for CMA members and our supporters to call on the major political parties to commit to increasing the size of the Community Radio Fund and to include funding for local and community television.
The Community Media Association launches its Arts Strategy that will, over the next two years, focus on establishing creative and enduring collaborations between the arts and the community media sector.
“Making good society”, the final report of the Carnegie Trust’s Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society has now been launched.
Here is a template for a letter in support of local television to be sent urgently to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport from community media organisations.
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted the Declaration on the role of community media promoting social cohesion and intercultural dialogue