Most frequent questions and answers, including how you can participate, our complaints procedure, and plans for the growth of Camdenist online, in real life, and in print
Launched during the first Coronavirus lockdown, Camdenist encompasses a digital editorial platform, a series of quarterly magazines, a regular events, and a hub for employment/training opportunities for local people.
Camdenist is fully collaborative, a place where local residents, creatives, venues and businesses alike can all participate, communicating ideas and showcasing their work.
We aim to pioneer a model for sustainable community media here in the London Borough of Camden, which can then be adopted in partnership with local CIC’s and community groups elsewhere.
In June 2021 we delivered our first 24-page tabloid print publication to all 270,000 residents in Camden via a borough-wide letterbox drop. Additional copies can be found outside key rail stations and throughout the borough. We publish our magazine on a quarterly basis.
If you’d like to see us cover a particular person, business or topic on our website, Weekly C-Mail or in print, you can fill in details on this form and your pitch will go directly into out live editorial queue for consideration. We are also keen on showcasing the work of local creatives, from writing, art and photography to design and social media influence.
Yes! Camdenist aims to offer meaningful employment opportunities to as many locals as possible. If we commission you to write, photograph, record or illustrate a piece for us, we will agree a fair and reasonable fee from our budget and pay upon publication. We actively source a variety of supplementary services from within the community too, from physical distribution to digital marketing, so keep an eye on our channels for occasional paid roles like those, too.
Above all, our theme is ‘local’, but within that, we will also pick certain seasonal themes and projects too. For Spring 2022, for example, we covered everything that grows in the borough, from our recent Google partnership in local growth to highlighting projects, businesses and people in the community making strides to improve their environments.
We invite regular guest contributors and editors to bring a range of alternative local views and perspectives to our output. Our content will always celebrate this neighbourhood’s diversity, creativity and industry. We will honour its unique history, and imagine a future with improved outcomes for all. We’re not a traditional ‘local paper’, full of gripes and moans, but rather a positive, innovative way of uniting everyone through engaging local storytelling.
Yes, we’d love to help. Our audience couldn’t be better targeted for businesses of any size who want to communicate with people who live, work and play in and around the borough of Camden, stretching from Hampstead in the north to Covent Garden in the south. We offer a full range of local marketing services, from simple print/digital display advertising to native content pieces and larger branded partnerships.
Our sponsors are ultimately how we can pay our team and build Camdenist into a valuable, sustainable community asset for all, so we’re always on the lookout for people to work with. As a community title, we will ensure our values and ethics are not compromised by any commercial activity we undertake.
We promise to look into any complaints about items we have published which are in our control. We adhere to the Standards Code adopted by IMPRESS and can only deal with complaints which relate to an alleged breach of the standards set out in this Code.
We can only deal with your complaint if you are:
- Personally and directly affected by an alleged breach of the Code
- A representative group affected by an alleged breach of the Code, where there is public interest in your complaint
- A third party seeking to ensure accuracy of published information
We are also regulated by IMPRESS, but initial complaints must be made to us in writing at the following address:
Address: The Local Content Company Ltd, LABS Atrium, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH
We will acknowledge your complaint by e-mail or in writing within 7 calendar days and will normally respond to your compliant with a final decision letter within 21 calendar days. If we uphold your complaint, we will tell you the remedial actions we have taken.
If you are not satisfied with the final response to your complaint, or if you do not hear from us within 21 calendar days of submitting your complaint, then you can refer your complaint to our Independent regulator IMPRESS at the following address:
Address: IMPRESS, 16-18 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6AG