When we started Inclusive Journalism Cymru, we expected it to be just a small, informal network which might facilitate a little bit of peer connection and support. That quickly changed when we realised just how urgent the need was, how many people saw Inclusive Journalism Cymru as a valuable resource, and also how we could use our collective power to campaign for change. That meant putting Inclusive Journalism Cymru on a more formal footing, to ensure that we could be transparent, foster good governance and make sure that the network could be sustainable.
Inclusive Journalism Cymru is now a Community Interest Company and, as a team, we’re committed to serving the needs of marginalised journalists in Wales – our community.
To do that, we spent time working with Opus Independents, a social enterprise focusing on exactly the kind of systemic change we want to deliver, to develop the Strategic Framework we’re sharing here. It outlines our:
- Governance and Decision Making Principles
- Membership Pathways
- Theory of Change
- Affiliation, Partnership & Earned Income Strategy and
- Budget and Funding Projections
The Theory of Change, in particular, sets out our values and principles and guides everything we do. We don’t claim to be perfect, and we know that we won’t get everything right, but we hope this framework will help members understand the work we do, why we do it and how you can get involved.
This is the start of a conversation though, rather than the end. We want this to be a living document, shaped by our members. You’re always very welcome to get in touch with us at email@example.com if you have any thoughts, questions or suggestions.
Click here to view the full documents.