A new independent news service is coming to Brighton and Hove – Seagull
The minds behind this new service have met, planned, and sorted out a clear vision for reporting on the pressing issues our shit local media ignore.
These include but are not limited to: Food waste, rough sleeping, environmental issues and under-covered social causes.
Describing the project the team said:
Brighton and Hove is a wonderful place to live, but we believe the news offered by traditional outlets doesn’t reflect that. There’s so much in the city that could be highlighted and celebrated—or things in need of change that could be brought to people’s attention—that isn’t being written about. We think that things can be different, and we want you to be a part of it.
SEAGULL will be an independent news co-operative by the people, for the people, publishing news that actually matters. It will be non-partisan but not non-opinionated, and will campaign on relevant local issues (e.g. food waste, rough sleeping, etc.) It will focus on environmental, social and community issues, with an emphasis on data-driven journalism and more in-depth investigation of important topics. The heavier issues will be balanced with coverage of the best live events the city has to offer: gigs, theatre, exhibitions.
We can’t do this all by ourselves—nor do we want to. We want to bring in people from all over the city to contribute and develop the project in directions we’ve not thought of. We want people who can write, who can film and photograph, who can record and illustrate, who can help with the website and its development. Anyone who thinks local news can be better in some way and wants to help, we want to hear from. We especially hope that people who might not see themselves reflected in traditional media come and get involved.