The UK representative body for independent and hyperlocal publishers, the Independent Community News Network (ICNN), opened membership sign-ups in July. Since then, it now supports 55 publishers and plans to launch formally with a first general meeting in January 2018. caught up with Emma Meese, center manager at Centre for Community Journalism at Cardiff University, at the News Impact Summit in Manchester at the beginning of November, to find out how the ICNN's work is taking shape.

In this podcast, Meese explains some of the goals of the network and the challenges of representing community and independent news organisations from all corners of the UK.

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