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Presentation for C4CJ's consultation event on a representative body, including recent survey results.

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  1. 1. #C4CJconsultationCU-Visitor Code: C4CJ
  2. 2. Hyperlocal representative body: the initial survey #C4CJconsultationCU-Visitor Code: C4CJ Promoted by C4CJ via website, Twitter, newsletter and separate reminder email. Survey open between 27 May and 30 June 2016. 56 respondents in total, all community news publishers from across the UK.
  3. 3. Do you want a representative body? 94.6% 5.4% Yes No #C4CJconsultationCU-Visitor Code: C4CJ
  4. 4. What could a representative body achieve? 11% 11.8% 11.8% 12.5% Collective advert selling Networking Training Backroom support - legal Top four selected functions #C4CJconsultationCU-Visitor Code: C4CJ
  5. 5. What could a representative body achieve? #C4CJconsultationCU-Visitor Code: C4CJ 1.6% 3.1% 4.3% 4.7% 5.1% 5.9% 7.5% 9.8% 11% Other Backroom support - sales Backroom support - technology Arbiter of funding Online discussion forum Research Expert advice call centre Press agency Lobbying and advocacy Other functions
  6. 6. How would you like to be consulted? #C4CJconsultationCU-Visitor Code: C4CJ Preferably by online means like this survey. Can not afford (time/money) to attend too many networking events. A social event where we can talk face to face. Or an online chat- google hangout or skype Online consultation where the proposals are clearly stated with regards to the aims and objectives. Email? Meetings but the nature of hyperlocal makes f2f expensive and difficult.
  7. 7. How should a representative body be run? #C4CJconsultationCU-Visitor Code: C4CJ Representatives from a range of hyper locals. Five? Year vision and plan. Key roles on body could change every 2-3 years. Body could have regional centres. Physical space for community journalists to meet and share. Skills share. Greater networking. At the moment I have contact with C4CJ but not other hyper locals. Could share best practice more widely. 'Partner' news sites. Perfect world: Lay member directed and governed but professionally-led. In essence a membership that then 'elects' a board / steers general policy / aims and objectives as they may change over time. Graded membership based off size/criteria allowing the more serious operators more influence, but those smaller to grow as well.