Our News. Your Voice

Our News. Your Voice.

A national movement of newsrooms calling on our communities to support local and independent news.

5 DAYS

33 NEWSROOMS

AUSTRALIA-WIDE

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Monday 3 June to Friday 7 June, 2024.

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

Our News. Our Voice is a week-long, Australia-wide pledge drive by 33 local and independent newsrooms, all members of LINA. Each publication will receive every dollar donated through the links on their donation pages. This means everything invested by each community will be sent directly back into reporting the important news of that area. Not only this, but funds raised will be matched by philanthropic supporters, doubling individual contributions. 

ABOUT LINA

Founded in 2021, the Local and Independent News Association (LINA) is a not-for-profit industry body supporting digital news publishers to increase the diversity, relevance and sustainability of news services in communities across Australia. LINA’s goals are to strengthen public interest journalism and provide capacity-building support, networking, services and resources to digital newsrooms.

WHY NOW

Mass content syndication, prolific AI-fuelled misinformation and disinformation, and rushed reporting lacking nuance and diverse representation‚Ķ These are some of the challenges all of us in the Australian public must contend with when it comes to accessing important news. 

But in the midst of this media crisis, local and independent media organisations are rising tall to provide quality, accessible, verified and locally relevant news. 

The green shoots of an industry in transition, many of these publications emerged from news deserts to deliver critical information to their communities during the global pandemic, in times of environmental disaster, important elections, or in the context of rising cost-of-living, when accountability from leaders and big economic players is more important than ever. 

THE NEWSROOMS

Manningham Life

Melbourne, Victoria.
manninghamlife.com.au

Brunswick Voice

Melbourne, Victoria.
brunswickvoice.com.au

The Westsider

Melbourne, Victoria.
thewestsider.com.au

This Week in St Kilda

Melbourne, Victoria.
gdaystkilda.com.au

Tasmanian Inquirer

Tasmania
tasmanianinquirer.com.au

Wimmera Mallee News

Regional Victoria wimmeramalleenews.com.au

SE Voice

Regional South Australia sevoice.com.au

Hawkesbury Post

Regional New South Wales
hawkesburypost.com.au

Gympie Living

Regional Queensland
gympieliving.com.au

Sydney Times

Sydney, New South Wales.
sydneytimes.net.au

Manly Observer

Sydney, New South Wales.
manlyobserver.com.au

The Post

Sydney, New South Wales.
hkpost.com.au

In the Cove

Sydney, New South Wales.
inthecove.com.au

The Western Weekender

Sydney, New South Wales.
westernweekender.com.au

Waranga News

Regional Victoria
wnews.org.au

InDaily

Adelaide, South Australia
indaily.com.au

InQueensland

Queensland
inqld.com.au

The Pineapple

Regional Queensland
thepineapple.net.au

Newsport

Regional Queensland
newsport.com.au

South Burnett Online

Regional Queensland
southburnett.com.au

Echo News

Regional Queensland
echo-news.com.au

Canungra Times

Regional Queensland
canungratimes.com.au

Beaudesert Bulletin

Regional Queensland
beaudesertbulletin.com.au

The Western Echo

Brisbane, Queensland
westernecho.com.au

Tamborine Mountain News

Regional Queensland
tmnews.com.au

The Fleurieu App

Regional South Australia
fleurieunews.com.au

Coast Lines Magazine

Regional South Australia
coastlines.com.au

Murray Bridge News

Regional South Australia
murraybridge.news

Hills to Hawkesbury

Sydney, New South Wales hillstohawkesbury.com.au

Illawarra Flame

Regional New South Wales
theillawarraflame.com.au

Coast Community News

Regional New South Wales
coastcommunitynews.com.au

Croakey Health Media

Australia
croakey.org

National Indigenous Radio Service (NIRS)

Australia
nirs.org.au

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ABOUT LINA MEMBERS

LINA members are locally owned and controlled news publishers, creating news content by and for a defined community. LINA members are:

  • Publishing high quality news content that meets the LINA Editorial Standards. While publishers might also have a print publication and/or other distribution platforms, LINA members are digital native;
  • Independent ownership, within the community they serve;
  • Engaging journalists and contributors who are based within the location/community; and
  • Producing content that is community focussed, delivery public interest news and information on a broad range of topics to the community and responsive to the needs and priorities of their community.
Manly Observer is a hyperlocal news service covering the Northern Beaches in Sydney. Our number one aim is to keep the fourth estate alive and lower Northern Beaches residents informed and connected. We endeavour to be as direct and clear as we can, with a fair and non- sensationalist approach to reporting. It is run by locals for locals.
Kim Smee, LINA member
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