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Our campaign fell short. Here are our next steps

Why we think slowing down for the summer is our best bet for speeding up our new model for local news for the long-term — and how you can help

Our campaign was in trouble. Then someone stepped up

A group of community members want to inspire you to support The Discourse. Contribute before midnight Tuesday, and they will match your support dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000.

The week the media failed Canada

Coverage of MMIWG report demonstrates media more interested in protecting non-Indigenous audiences from uncomfortable truths than protecting our most vulnerable from violence.

The Discourse claims to be a leader in diversity. Here’s how we’re really doing.

It’s hard work. Really hard.

Why we decided to join Facebook’s Local News Accelerator

On a day when so many people are angry at Facebook, The Discourse and 10 other media outlets gathered at the platform’s HQ in Canada. How do we reconcile our mission with controversy surrounding Facebook?