Social Spider CIC’s Managing Director, David Floyd, with the fourth in a series of blogs on the future of local journalism — and how it doesn’t have to be rubbish

The fourth of these blogs moves from the question of print vs digital to look at the changing relationship(s) between…


Editor Bella Saltiel on the online launch of Social Spider CIC’s fifth local title

We’re excited to announce that Social Spider CIC, is launching a new free, independent, community news publication covering the London Borough of Barnet early next year.

Barnet Post will launch online in February, initially publishing at…


Social Spider CIC’s Managing Director, David Floyd, with the third in a series of blogs on the future of local journalism — and how it doesn’t have to be rubbish

Picture of Enfield Dispatch newsstand outside Bush Hill Park London Overground station

The third of these blogs moves on from the question of what local news is for (now) to the ongoing…


Social Spider CIC’s Managing Director, David Floyd, with the second in a series of blogs on the future of local journalism — and how it doesn’t have to be rubbish

Local news is facing an existential crisis.

My previous post looked at the way that corporate local news publishers are…


Social Spider CIC’s Managing Director, David Floyd, with the first of a series of blogs on the future of local journalism — and how it doesn’t have to be rubbish

Rubbish sacks and recycling bins

Most business activity has been negatively affected by Covid-19 but, for the news media, the crisis has been a perfect…


As you may have heard, this month at Tottenham Community Press (TCP) we are focusing on a membership campaign which we have kick started. We gave a little teaser earlier in the week that we would be revealing our Membership Ambassadors to you for which the time has now come…


This month we at Tottenham Community Press have launched a campaign in order to boost and promote our much needed newspaper.

TCP has been providing the Tottenham community with local news for over four years now. We have highlighted some great events and projects happening in the area, held power…


Full job description here.

We are hiring a new Head of Community News Operations to join the Social Spider CIC team and help us take our innovative social enterprise model for independent local journalism to the next level.

This will be a full time role based at our offices in Walthamstow, London. …


As UK Ambassador for the Engaged Journalism Accelerator, I have been tasked with running two meet-ups in the UK; to create opportunities for practitioners of engaged journalism to meet face-to-face and share skills, knowledge and create a network of support.

As Social Spider is based in London, it made sense…


Mark Brown contemplates the funding challenges for local news.

It’s amazing to be making three community newspapers, that reflect the wishes, aspirations, dreams and fears of communities. …

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Start Spreading the News is a place to find out about Social Spider CIC’s community newspapers: Waltham Forest Echo; Tottenham Community Press; Enfield Dispatch

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