Watch: Our founder, Veronica Gordon, publicly introduces Our Version Media for the first time. [October 2019]
Video credit: Claudia Murg, We Make Southampton
Veronica Gordon, Founder and Media Skills Trainer
Southampton-born former broadcast journalist, Veronica Gordon, has 15 years’ media experience (including BBC local radio, Unity 101 community radio, ITV regional news and digital media). Alongside this, she has been working and volunteering in the city’s ethnically diverse communities for 15 years.
Veronica combined her journalism expertise and community activism to create Our Version Media. Its mission: to equip black – and other communities demonised by the press – with media skills to tell and share their own, authentic stories.
Veronica has been amplifying under-represented voices since 2005 when she founded Vibrant Vibes, Unity 101’s radio show for Southampton’s black communities. Veronica is also the presenter of Power To Change’s community business podcast, Then One Day.
Digital Media Skills Trainers
We’re currently training more people as digital media skills trainers so our training programmes can reach more people.
Our Version Media’s Advisory Board is made up of seven individuals from the communities we serve.