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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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Southampton is ready for its “glow up”

Our Version Media’s founder, Veronica Gordon, has been featured in Southampton 2025’s blog. In it she reveals what she loves about Southampton, why she’s supporting the city’s bid and what culture means to her. Our Version Media is an official…

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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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Buy black! Our Black-owned Business Directory is live

As part of Our Version Media’s commitment to increasing authentic and positive representation of Southampton’s black communities, we’ve created a directory of local black-owned businesses. We invite you to take a look at the variety of black-owned businesses in the…

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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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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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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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Changing the narrative of local black stories, one consultation at a time

Smiling woman on her laptop working from home.

Introducing our Black Community Coverage Clinic. Our recent survey of black people living in Southampton revealed that some felt “sad”, “misunderstood”, “frustrated”, “annoyed”, “invisible”, and “stereotyped” by local press coverage of the city’s black communities. They also said local news…

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