The Slice Tower Hamlet’s fourth issue is a special earth edition and reports on initiatives in the borough that are tackling climate change during a cost-of-living crisis. The print magazine is the same brand of community-centred news and culture that is published online at Roman Road LDN, showcasing content from all four of Social Streets’ […]
Social Streets’ flagship title Roman Road LDN has been selected to be part of the Google News Showcase initiative launched today to support independent community journalism. Roman Road LDN, the news and culture magazine in Tower Hamlets, is one of only 45 independent news titles in the UK to be chosen to appear in the
One of the UK’s leading organisations for investigative journalism has partnered with not-for-profit news and media company Social Streets C.I.C. to support a special series of investigative stories this year. Social Streets founder Tabitha Stapely said: ‘In March 2022 we asked our readers what they wanted us to write more about and a significant number
Social Streets C.I.C is to publish a new magazine called The Slice, the first independent magazine dedicated to Tower Hamlets. This bi-annual print publication, launching in November 2021, will deliver news and culture stories to the 340,000 residents of the borough. The title will be distributed borough-wide, incorporating Social Streets’ existing digital neighbourhood publications in Tower
If the last year has taught us one thing it is that life is more rewarding when we are more connected to our neighbourhood. While all of us are looking forward to exploring the wider world again, many of us want to build on the meaningfulness we have found in living a more local life.
Tabitha Stapely was nominated as a Women of Inspiration in Pioneers Post’s Natwest Wise100 in 2020. Pioneers Post’s Wise100 list recognises the one hundred top ‘Women of Inspiration’ in the UK working in social enterprises. This year, it highlighted the women who continued on their mission to deliver a positive impact despite the exceptional and
Social Streets founder Tabitha Stapely has been recognised as an East London pioneer for her work in community journalism by East London Innovators 2.0. The initiative was launched by Here East to showcase and celebrate outstanding Londoners who are making a significant contribution to the business, cultural and social landscape in East London. It launched
Journalism’s role in developing social capital It is well documented that local journalism provides a vital role in terms of truth and democracy. Independent journalism spreads information, exposes injustice, supports freedom of speech, and holds those in power to account. Less well-documented is local journalism’s essential role in the social and economic wellbeing of communities.
Neighbourhood magazines are enjoying a renaissance, according to a recent panel talk co-hosted by magazine store MagCulture and The Hoxton last week, but are they sustainable, scalable and truly inclusive? Editors of the Courier London, South East London Journal (SELJ), Time Out City Guides and Village Raw made up a panel of speakers who shared
As local newspapers and magazines continue to struggle, those within the industry are turning to data and statistics in their efforts to revive this floundering sector. But these provide only a partial glimpse at the role of journalism in society. We must also look at more qualitative factors to secure the future success of local