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Our Version Media’s new city centre HQ

Street view of the front entrance of MAST Mayflower Studios

Photo credit: Chris Stephens Nearly one year since Our Version Media became an official community interest company (CIC), we are moving into our new HQ! Our new home is in Southampton’s newest creative space, MAST Mayflower Studios. MAST Mayflower Studios,…

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Our best-selling Mobile Storytelling training is now CPD Certified

Our Version Media is now an official CPD Accredited training provider! That means people who take our best-selling Mobile Storytelling to Showcase Social Impact workshop can now earn points to support their professional development.  CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development, the learning…

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PODCAST: Black People & COVID-19 Vaccination Q&As

In February 2021, Solent NHS Trust commissioned Our Version Media to extend the reach of their work tackling misinformation about COVID-19 vaccination and ensure credible information reaches the region’s black British, African and Caribbean communities. Over eight weeks, we conducted…

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Southampton 2025 & your neighbourhood: What are your views?

Southampton 2025 needs your help. Your expert knowledge of the area you live in is vital to the Bid’s development. It’s important they hear your opinions on everything from your neighbourhood’s strengths and challenges, to how you think becoming UK…

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Event: Southampton 2025 & Black Business

If Southampton wins UK City of Culture 2025, it could bring millions to the city’s economy. Want a slice? In December 2020, Our Version Media CIC became an official media partner of the Southampton UK City of Culture 2025 Bid….

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Media racism: “Sometimes things go unchallenged because they go unspoken”

More than three quarters (77.8%) of black Southampton residents who took part in our media survey said they do not feel fairly and accurately represented in local news coverage. The survey also revealed that 75% felt there was a negative…

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New tool launched to tackle media bias

Over-the-shoulder close up of man reading news on mobile phone

Our media survey of black people living in Southampton revealed that less than 40% know how to complain about racist media coverage, despite often seeing it. Three quarters (75%) said local news coverage of black people was negatively biased and…

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What’s On: Black History Month 2020

Black History Month has been celebrated in Southampton for more than a decade. This year, because of the pandemic, most events have been moved online. Here’s the link to the city’s Black History Month magazine. It is packed full of…

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Ignored, Misunderstood, Depressed: You Spoke, We Listened | Event

Our Version Media is holding its first virtual event later this month, to reveal the full results of our survey of black people living in Southampton. What are the three most common words used by the local media to describe…

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OVM founder awarded for “amplifying black voices”

Our Version Media’s founder, Veronica Gordon, has been awarded a Black History Month South Award for her work “amplifying black voices” in Southampton. The Award was presented during the city’s official Black History Month launch, as she was co-hosting alongside…

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