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Nov 22, 2023

What is the future of print media? What is the relationship between design, politics and sustainability?

Last month in Bristol, ‍STIR magazine art director Max Jeffery joined a panel of independent publishers to discuss the challenges of combining left-wing politics and publishing; the importance of collaboration and solidarity between similarly-minded publications (and organisations); the relevance and opportunities for print in a digital landscape, and much more.

Max was in conversation with Eliz Mizon, strategy lead for The Bristol Cable, Erin Mathias, editor of The Paper, and Phil Wrigglesworth, editor and creative director of Left Cultures (and the wonderful illustrator behind our new ABCs publication!).

Organised by Rova Editions, the conversation was recorded by Stack Magazines – you can listen to the podcast episode via the above embed, or you can visit Stack's website to listen to this conversation and many others.

About the panel:

The Bristol Cable is a member-owned media co-operative which publishes investigative, public-interest stories, and is paving the way for a new model for local journalism. Left Cultures has recently published their second edition, continuing to champion voices on the left through personal accounts of the art, literature, films and music that influenced or inspired them. The Paper (or Y Papur) is a new eclectic lifestyle and culture magazine from Wales (you can find their first issue here). And STIR magazine, celebrating its tenth year in print, accompanies the wider work we do at Stir to Action – an economic development organisation for the new economy – by giving a platform to the projects and campaigns inspiring economic change; plus in-depth articles and interviews that present a serious challenge to the current economic and political climate. 

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