MEDIA UNITED at www.mediaunited.co.uk is a developing BUC resource. Can you add to any of the following?
The creator of Live Listings Today - London’s first multicultural and cosmopolitan listings magazine (the ‘alternative Time Out’) - Black Heritage Today – regarded as the best Black History Month magazine in the UK - and The Official Guide to International Women’s Month (IWM) magazine, all of which are distributed nationwide. Barbara Campbell is the CEO of Barb Wire Enterprises Ltd. After identifying the huge gap in the market for people of varied nationalities to learn of events happening in their own backyards, she launched Live Listings Magazine in 2000 in both hard copy and online. Her second publication, Black Heritage Today – the BEST Black History Month magazine in the UK - started life in 1999, was in Live Listings in 2000 and was launched as a stand-alone magazine in its own right in October 2003 at City Hall with the support (endorsement) of the Mayor of London. The Official Guide to International Women's Month (magazine) is the first and only one of its kind. Women of all nationalities and backgrounds are represented in the IWM publication, from those who are at the top of their field to those who look up to them for inspiration as they are just beginning. The magazine boosts these women in ways that leave them in no doubt that women are powerful and a force to be reckoned with. Full of ideas, she is innovative and likes to produce publications that are not already on the market. A former board member of the NUJ's Black Members’ Council and judge for many calendar events, Barbara believes in working within the community as well as beyond. She regularly lectures at colleges and universities on the topic of print journalism and has worked with SASS and the From Boyhood to Manhood Foundation, where she mentors children aged fourteen plus. She regularly works with teenagers during their schools’ Enterprise Day, where she teaches them about her profession, resulting in them producing a publication within one day. This has led to schools beginning their own magazines. For the past three years, she has been and still is an official mentor for the CAN-I organisation, which annually celebrates young people and match them up with mentors already in the industry they too wish to excel in. Diversifying somewhat, Barbara has been a correspondent/presenter on BEN Television (2004) and her most recent post was that of a contributing-weekly presenter on New Style Radio based in Birmingham. She recently concluded a documentary, 'Make Your Mark', in which she was interviewed speaking about her work. It is due to be screened on the BBC in February and will be seen on Sky TV on 7th March, speaking of the need for International Women's Month. In addition to Barb Wire is Barbara Campbell Inc, offers contract publishing to a variety of organisations and individuals including the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), BHM Luton, the Churches’ Commission for Racial Justice (CCRJ), Asia & Beyond Magazine and the Real Estate & Investment Guide.