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Launch Swansea's Positive News Newspaper

Funded on Spacehive 20 July 2022 Delivered 4 March 2024

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Launch Swansea's Positive News Newspaper

Launch Swansea's Positive News Newspaper

Jon Franklin By Jon Franklin

We're going to launch Swansea's first Positive News newspaper. There's lots of fabulous things happening in our city communities and we want to celebrate and tell the city about them.

Swansea Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 20 Jul 2022!

Are you fed up of reading bad news? There's plenty of it around. We know that there are also some really fantastic and positive things happening in the many different Swansea communities, and those things don't get talked about so much. We area going to launch Swansea's first Positive News Newspaper. A real, tangible (recycled) printed paper with lots of stories about some of the amazing people who live in Swansea and some of the wonderful things going on. We're not trying to sugarcoat life or pretend that difficult and bad things don't happen, but bad news is regularly reported, while the many good things going on are often ignored. We're going to rebalance the reporting of our city and celebrate the good in Swansea! We'll be finding local reporters and writers, and will be printing the paper locally starting with a quarterly edition and developing our distribution over time.

What we'll deliver:

  • Print a Positive News Newspaper

Why it's a great idea:

If all we read about is bad or depressing news, then we get used to a negative view of life and of our city. Reading a Positive News Newspaper will rebalance that view and give us all a healthier take on life. It will help with improving mental health as we celebrate some of the great things going on which local people can get involved with, while the upbeat reporting will instill a feeling of wellbeing. It will give a voice and provide a platform for people and activities which are currently little known.

Steps to get it done:

  • Gather a team to form a development group
  • Identify and enroll volunteer writers/reporters
  • Agree contract for local printing
  • Gather news stories and articles
  • Edit copy
  • arrange distribution
  • Print the first copy of the Newspaper!

Location Swansea

About the space

Custom Location


City and County of Swansea Council

How will the money be spent?Total £6,914

Printing cost - £6,200 (90%)
InDesign software annual subscription 1 year - £238 (3%)
Other - £476 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Printing cost
InDesign software annual subscription 1 year
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT

Total £6,914

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Admin help to set up and run our subscription list which we want to offer in time for Christmas
  • Admin help with our Social Media - sharing messages on our FB and Instagram pages

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