Work with us

We can help you launch a community news publication in your area, work on aspects of your media business on a consultancy basis, or develop community journalism projects in collaboration with other community groups.

Launching a community news publication

Social Spider Community News is experienced in launching local news publications working with local communities.

If you’re a local authority, housing association or other local agency who would like to support the development of an independent community news publication in your area, we’d be excited to talk to you about taking this forward.

Or if you’re a group of people who believe that your local area needs a new, independent community news publication, we’re really keen to discuss how we can work with you to make it happen.

Consultancy

Social Spider Community News works with independent local news publishers (and other community media organisations) to develop effective operations and sustainable business models.

This includes setting up advertising sales systems, carrying out advertising sales activity and developing business plans.

If you’re an independent publisher seeking business development support – or a funder looking to provide support for independent publishers – please get in touch.

Building community journalism projects

Social Spider Community News works with partners, both in the area where we publish and elsewhere, to carry out projects that bring together local news and others forms of community activity.

This includes working with partner organisations to help extended story projects in local communities, where we spend time with groups of people over time to put together detailed and in-depth journalism, telling stories that would not otherwise be heard.

Please contact us if your organisations would be interested in partnering with us on a community journalism project.