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ourchallenge

As newspapers wither, more and more communities across the U.S. are left with little reliable reporting. This and growing distrust of news outlets underscore the need for a new model for journalism that can revitalize civic engagement. Read More

ourresponse

Banyan's forward-looking model for independent local news co-ops combines several strategies with excellent track records, including consumer cooperatives, advertising-supported news, and peer networks. Read More

ourproduct

Day-to-day coverage of community institutions and happenings that co-op members and other readers experience as relevant, respectful and trustworthy -- and that engage readers in the news effort and with one another. Read More

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haverhillmatters

Banyan's pilot affiliate in Haverhill, Massachusetts, plans to launch in 2016. Read More