The Independent is the cutting edge of future-focused media in Newfoundland and Labrador. We’re small, but we punch above our weight. As legacy media outlets in this province starve, shrink, and get gobbled up by mainland media barons, our job—producing meaningful and accessible local journalism and content—becomes more important than ever.

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The Independent is 100% funded by its readers. Your support makes local, independent media sustainable. It keeps our staff and freelancers paid fairly, our website up, our investigations deeper, and our reach broader. It means more focus on the issues that matter to all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians—whether at home or away.

Small budgets, big results, no paywall

Over the past eight years The Independent has produced nationally acclaimed, award-winning journalism. In covering issues that matter to our varied communities, The Independent has gone where no other provincial media outlet has gone. Our outlet has been awarded a citation of merit from the prestigious Michener Awards Foundation (an organization established to recognize excellence in public service journalism), multiple Atlantic Journalism Awards, and a Press Freedom Award from the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom.

Strong voices

The Independent has brought a host of strong voices, journalists and writers to the table to share their insights into our province’s past, present and future. Indy contributors have included Justin Brake, Amelia Reimer, Hans Rollmann, Robin Whitaker, Megan Gail Coles, Terry Doyle, Andy Jones, Ashley Fitzpatrick, Amanda Bittner, Robin Durnford, Cindy Morris, Jon Parsons, Michelle Porter, Hope Jamieson, Gavin Simms, Luke Quinton, Tim Mikula, and many more.

Drew Brown

The new editor at the helm of The Indy is Drew Brown. A former PhD candidate and longtime VICE columnist, Drew is known across Canada for his cutting wit and crisp writing about news, politics, and culture. With his focus fully trained on Newfoundland and Labrador, The Indy will become a platform for sharp, funny, and future-focused work from the best writers, journalists, researchers, and activists the country has to offer.


Your pay-what-you-can subscription to The Independent provides a base of revenue to keep our bills paid and our contributors writing. For as little as $5, $10, or $20 a month, you are funding the future of journalism in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Subscribers to The Independent make all this possible. We thank you very much!

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