Our Version Media® CIC is a social enterprise dedicated to increasing positive and authentic representation of Southampton’s under-represented and misrepresented black communities.
Based in the city, we’re boosting self-esteem and tackling negative stereotypes by equipping people with media skills to tell and share their own stories. We’re helping to shine a spotlight on their real lives, cultures, vibrancy, diversity and resilience.
Our Version Media was founded by Southampton-born broadcast journalist and community activist, Veronica Gordon, after she became increasingly frustrated with the media’s persistent demonisation of the region’s black and minoritised groups and the damage it causes. With fifteen years’ experience across radio, TV news, digital and print media, here’s her insider tip: with the right training and support, anyone can successfully tell their stories in creative and compelling ways.
We specialise in working with communities and community-focused organisations to achieve impactful, inclusive and authentic storytelling using a range of media: teaching people to make videos that bring projects to life, digital media and journalism for storytelling, and other creative ways to connect with diverse communities.