Celebrate Indie News Week and help Haringey Community Press

3rd to the 9th of June is Indie News Week (#indienewsweek).  It’s a chance to celebrate and support the importance of publications like Haringey Community Press.

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What is Indie News Week?

In the words of Jonathan Heawood, the executive director of the Public Interest News Foundation

“Indie news providers are the unsung heroes of local communities across the UK, unearthing stories and informing their audiences. Through Indie News Week, we want to say thank you to the enterprising journalists and editors who make up this sector and help them connect even more deeply with their communities.”

We are part of a movement of indie news providers across the country, using limited resources to create public interest news – ethical and impartial journalism that informs and empowers the public about the things that matter to all of us.

Across Indie News Week, small, independent new publications like us will be celebrating their work and the work of our sector. Check out hashtags like #indienewsweek to see the range of small publications across the country

The slogan for this year’s Indie News Week is ‘No News is Bad News’

Well-informed communities are more able to act together to shape their own future.  Local news is fundamental to a healthy democratic society and invaluable in helping to create strong communities. 

We’re here to serve our community and times have never been harder for news organisations.

As large corporate local papers get less and less local, independent community news providers are struggling to generate enough revenue to carry out their invaluable work, putting local democracy, civic engagement, and community cohesion at risk

When we started as Tottenham Community Press in 2016, we knew that the newspaper industry was facing challenging times. We knew it would be an uphill struggle. We’ve never had grant funding or investment.  In May 2024 we published our final print edition and have continued as an online only publication.

Social Spider Community News, publishers of Haringey Community Press, are a social enterprise. We started our first paper, Waltham Forest Echo, in 2014. 

Make a difference this Indie News Week

During Indie News Week, and for the rest of the month of June, the Public Interest News Foundation’s Indie News Fund will match fund all one-off donations and new supporter donation subscriptions for the month of June.

Every penny you donate to us in June 2024, be it a one-off donation or the beginning of a regular monthly one, will be doubled and will help us to keep bringing Haringey the news it needs.

No news is bad news 

Independent news outlets like ours – reporting for the community without rich backers – are under threat of closure, turning British towns into news deserts. 

The audiences they serve know less, understand less, and can do less. 

In celebration of Indie News Week, Public Interest News Foundation's Indie News Fund will match fund all donations for the month of June.

If our coverage has helped you understand our community a little bit better, please consider supporting us with a monthly, or one-off donation. 

Choose the news. Don’t lose the news.

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