|Reece said that the way local newspapers run now isn’t sustainable, highlighting the excessive number of stories they make journalists write every day to reach arbitrary page view targets.
“We want to focus on citizen-led multimedia and investigative journalism. There isn’t room for online ads, clickbait headlines and obsessive sensationalism at The Gazette. We’re going to do things differently. Only true, reader funded investigative journalism can make genuine change.”
Early next year The Gazette will make membership available, and ask people to become members for as little as £2 a month, with the option to contribute more.
Launching a newspaper when the cost of living has skyrocketed is a challenge, but Reece said he’s prepared to help lower-income families access quality journalism.
Those who are struggling with the cost of living can apply for free membership, paid for by members who contribute more than the average.
“People who join the membership will get the very best reporting from The Gazette, with a healthy dose of news, features, interviews, opinions and more.
What’s more, you’ll be supporting a new type of journalism.”
Leading The Gazette is a small team of creatives and journalists, all of whom have a deep understanding of local issues and a passion for bringing the community together.
Interested in partnering with The Gazette, or would like to interview any of our co-founders? Please contact Reece at email@example.com or 07840425718.