Coordination team

To support the running and development of the network, Reference is coordinated by Lucas Batt.

Reference meet-up in Budapest, November 2023

Lucas Batt

Lucas is a community engagement and independent media freelancer based in Bristol, UK. He has over eight years experience pioneering community-driven local media, previously working at the intersection of community + journalism + revenue at the Bristol Cable as Membership and Fundraising Lead. He is an experienced small newsroom manager, and was a member of Reference in his role at the Bristol Cable.

At Reference, Lucas focuses on supporting the network to learn from and support each other, through knowledge exchange, building connections, and working together on hard problems for independent media.