The team at KWMC supports the production of the newsletter and makes sure the website is running smoothly, but much of the content is created by local residents and organisations.
The printed Knowledge is produced four times a year with 6,500 copies printed per issue. Some 5,500 are delivered to homes in Knowle West and the remaining 1,000 are circulated to local community venues and organisations.
You can use the newsletter and website to:
Come along to our Community Journalism sessions and learn how to interview, photograph events, and write copy for print and web.
The Knowledge is more than just a quarterly newsletter: it helps people find out what’s going on in their community and offers a platform for local voices to be heard more widely.
It also provides a fun, free and accessible opportunity for people to receive training in community journalism and using digital technology – particularly important for those who have faced barriers to entering formal education. Many community reporters have gone on to employment or further training, using skills they developed while working on the Knowledge.
Become part of the future of the Knowledge and help us to keep it running: donate online or become a community reporter today!
“After seeing the article in the Knowledge a lot of people came into the shop saying they had read the piece and I got lots of texts and calls. People said they were really happy to have this facility in their local area…” (Adeola Amimashaun, Ola and Ola Foods, Filwood Broadway).
“The response has been great… A lot of customers came in saying they had seen the article about the shop. It was good because a lot of them said they hadn’t realised we had moved before seeing it in The Knowledge…” (Chris Feltham, The Flower Stall, Leinster Avenue).