Our Vision is a world in which the voice of the people is louder than the voice of corporate-owned press. Where news is accessible, relevant, independent and investigative. And where people are empowered to raise issues and share their own stories.
We are a collective of people from across the North East who believe we deserve better than what is currently being offered to us, by way of the main stream media.
We seek to develop alternative media platforms, to produce journalism as it should be – independent and investigative, publishing stories that you cannot find elsewhere.
We are supporting people to tell their own stories through training up citizen journalists and developing a quarterly tabloid publication that we deliver free to peoples doors, hand to hand in town centres and taking it into the communities, currently being failed by the mainstream newspapers.
We offer a refreshing and hopeful alternative, not focussing on doom and gloom, sensational gossip or celebrity scandal. Instead we scrutinise the wider issues behind the daily news, investigate stories that are underrepresented in the existing media, challenge the powerful and champion those who feel they have no power.
In all we do, we try to reflect the rich knowledge and culture of the north of England, ensuring local people are at the heart of all we do. We seek to build and create community, spaces for conversation and networks for people to be a part of, to understand common issues and be empowered to do something about those issues.