Content funding on The Meteor

Content labelled as ‘supported by’ describes content that is editorially independent. It also describes content that we have accepted funding from third parties to produce that content.

What is supported content?

Content labelled as “supported by” describes content that is editorially independent. It also describes content that we have accepted funding from third parties to produce that content.

Before funding is agreed on for reporting on a particular project or topic that the client is interested in senior co-editors at The Meteor discuss whether the project is suitable to be reported on in The Meteor. There are two senior co-editors, who together can be considered the editor-in-chief.

Consensus is required between the co-editors for the clients project to be accepted. The branding of a client that appears on editorial content means that the client may suggest what kind of issues are reported on, but the editor commissioning the content does not have to accept ideas from the client.

Supported content is produced by Meteor journalists, or those approved by The Meteor, to the same standards we apply to all our journalism. Copy will not be shown to funders for approval prior to publication. Content in our “supported by” articles reflects the views of the individual contributors and not those of the supporting organisation.

If you would like to support content on The Meteor, email: editor@themeteor.org

Supported content topics in The Meteor:

Co-production During Covid-19

The Co-production During Covid-19 series is supported by the Jam and Justice project. They have provided funding for three feature length articles to look at how groups in Greater Manchester are organising to help their communities overcome the trials of the pandemic and other pressing issues they face. The series will look at the parallels between the method of organising demonstrated by the groups reported on and the principles of co-production, with the aim of providing some insight into the possible benefits, and potential pitfalls, that co-production techniques can bring to communities.

Unless otherwise stated all statements and materials published in Co-production During Covid-19 supported content articles reflects the views of the individual contributors and not those of the Jam and Justice project.

Urban Insights

The Meteor has received funding, on a per article basis, from the Realising Just Cities project at the Urban Institute of the University of Sheffield to report on all aspects of urban development in Greater Manchester. The projects aim is to shine a light on the political, economic and social aspects of urban life and development across the region. We hope our reports will provide some insight on how we can live better in an urban environment.

Unless otherwise stated all statements and materials published in Urban Insights supported content articles reflects the views of the individual contributors and not those of the Realising Just Cities project at the Urban Institute of the University of Sheffield.

Housing Crisis

The Meteor has received funding, on a per article basis, to report on all aspects of the housing crisis in Greater Manchester, by Greater Manchester Housing Action a grassroots campaign group battling for tenants and residents rights. The projects aim is to shine a light on the political, economic and social reasons that underpin the myriad aspects that make up the housing crisis. To enable people to understand how this crisis has come about and point towards possible solutions.

This project fits well with The Meteor’s previous extensive reporting on housing and homelessness issues and it also matches our aim of reporting on social justice issues within the city. Unless otherwise stated all statements and materials published in Housing Crisis supported content articles reflects the views of the individual contributors and not those of Greater Manchester Housing Action.