The MeCCSA Local and Community Media Network aims to promote research into Local and Community Media in the UK. It is one of a series of networks in the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies (MeCCSA) subject association in the UK. The aim of the network is to draw together those scholars interrogating this landscape to raise the profile of research in this field and strengthen its future trajectory. The network also offers the opportunity to increase collaboration between industry and academia and emerging innovators and disruptors in the field. An increasing number of academics working in the area of local and community media, including both the executive members above and suggested members below, come with a background in relevant industries.