Social Spider Community News was born through the creation of community media, working with and alongside local people to create newspapers that reflect their interests.

At Social Spider Community News, we publish local newspapers using a social enterprise model. We are a not-for-profit and our aim is to make independent local news that is accessible to everyone – for free. Newspapers written by, and for, the community they serve.

“We are working to develop business models for community media that will ensure the communities that need them can find high quality journalism and information in ways that reflect the realities of their lives. We’re exploring the way that publications can be bootstrapped from scratch in communities that need them in the cheapest, most sustainable way.”

David Floyd, Managing Director
of Social Spider CIC

All the money we make goes back to the continuous production of our local newspapers. This is generated through: print and online advertising, membership, newsletters and consultancy.