BADACA intends to produce a 4-page, full-colour tabloid newspaper in time for the public sector strike on 30th November. It will be aimed at the general public of Bristol and its purpose will be to give real-life local case studies of the effects of the cuts locally. It will contain short, sharp, easily read articles rather than heavy analysis with the aim of converting people to the anti-cuts cause. 10,000 copies will be printed for free distribution.
This is how you can help, please get involved if you can:
1. First of all we need a snappy, catchy name for the newspaper – send us any suggestions, containing ‘Bristol’. No prizes, just the joy of seeing your suggestion in print!
2. We need articles. They can be short snippets of information, interviews with people affected by the cuts and case studies covering the full range of public services that are under attack. We would also like photos and, if possible, a cartoon or two. We would like to have the names of people in articles but will protect identities if necessary. What we print must be accurate and legal (not libellous or in breach of copyright). We also want the stories to have a shelf-life of at least up to Christmas. We reserve the right to edit articles for length and style. We will contact authors to approve the edited versions. Needless to say we may not have room to print everything we get but things we don’t get to print should still appear on the BADACA website. The absolute deadline is Friday 4th November, but if you have a story or just a small piece of information that illustrates the effect of the cuts, please e-mail it to email@example.com as soon as possible.
3. The intention is to deliver as many as possible of the the newspapers door-to-door. If you are able to do your street, or streets near you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. The newspapers will be available to deliver on or soon after November 14th