In May 2023, we began engaging freelance organisers to help us establish a network of independent news publishers, and learn from and get them involved in our News for All campaign advocacy.
Get to know the organisers here:
South of England
Rowan (he/him) is a Co-Editor of The Norwich Radical, an independent online politics and arts publication founded in 2014. He is also Sub-Editor of QueerAF, a weekly newsletter of UK LGBTQIA+ news, and Campaign Co-ordinator at Better Media, a membership-based media reform organisation and successor to the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom. Beyond the world of indie media and media reform, he works as a freelance copywriter, editor and web designer, and as a library assistant.
Emma is the Editor of EachOther, a human rights publication and a Co-Founder of The Great Central Gazette, a not-for-profit newspaper in Leicester. Emma has a background in Investigative Journalism and she has co-produced and co-hosted an award winning podcast called: ‘Less Than 2%’. The series won five European awards at the Lovie Awards 2022. Above all Emma is interested in public service journalism, social issues and human rights.
North of England
Gary Kelly is a writer, podcaster, community organiser, and events manager. He founded Milk the Cow, a podcast that was recognised as a finalist for the World's Best Podcast at the People's Choice Podcast Awards and Best Mature Podcast at the New Media in Europe Awards in 2016. In 2022, Gary launched Cow Daily, a project that won the Independent Media Award for Best Podcast/Live Stream. With 20 years of experience managing youth and community projects across the UK, Gary is also a qualified mountain leader and cycling instructor. Since 1997, he has organised festivals, warehouse spaces, and club events in the UK and Europe. In his spare time he enjoys hanging out with his partner and dogs.
Eve Livingston is a freelance journalist based in Glasgow, covering social affairs and inequalities. She has worked for The Guardian, The Observer, BBC Newsnight and many others, and been nominated for an Orwell Prize and an Amnesty Media Award. Alongside her work as a journalist, Eve is interested in community, media reform and innovation, and has worked as a Community Organiser for journalism outlets and projects including The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. In 2021, she published her first book, Make Bosses Pay: Why We Need Unions, with Pluto Press, about young workers and the trade union movement in the UK.
Una Murphy & Brian Pelan
Una and Brian are co-founders of VIEWdigital, an independent journalism publisher based in Belfast, with acting as editor of VIEW magazine and the VIEWdigital.org website and Una as publisher and business development lead.
Outside of VIEWdigital, Una is involved in journalism education with undergraduate and postgraduate students and is secretary of the National Union of Journalist (NUJ) Belfast & District branch. To destress, she enjoys choral singing with Feile Women Singing Group in the city,
Brian is a supporter of Manchester United football team and a keen reader of poetry. He also enjoys cycling and walking.
Silvia is a published writer, tutor and freelancer born and raised in Eryri (Snowdonia). She graduated from UEA with a degree in English Literature & Creative Writing. Her passion for community and arts engagement has led her to working for organisations such as Film Hub Wales and Inclusive Journalism Cymru, where she currently works as Project Manager. Alongside her own creative projects, she runs writing workshops and retreats in her local area, and teaches for Adult Learning Wales. Mae hi'n siarad Cymraeg.