Five ways to contribute to The Discourse Cowichan
Want to help us offer community-driven local news in the Cowichan region? Here’s how.
In response to your feedback, we’ve committed to including more community voices on The Discourse Cowichan. With that in mind, here are five ways you can contribute.
Ask a question
This newsletter, Curious in Cowichan, seeks to answer your questions about life in the Cowichan region. Let us know what makes you go hmmm by filling out this form. We want your questions, big and small. Your curiosity will help guide our newsletters and our investigations.
Tell us about an upcoming event
We share a listing of community events in our Cowichan This Week newsletter every Thursday. Help us make it better by sending info for events that should be included to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share a photo
We publish a photo of the week every Thursday. We’d love to see what the Cowichan region looks like through your lens! Email photos to email@example.com or tag @thediscourse on Facebook or Instagram.
Meet us in person
New in 2020, we’ve committed to a monthly gathering for you to meet with us in a casual setting. For now, we’re calling these events “public newsrooms.” They will be an opportunity for you to give us feedback on what we’re working on and tell us what you think we should be paying attention to. We can also, if there’s demand for it, offer talks and training on topics including citizen journalism, writing and media relations. We’ll announce details of the first event in an upcoming newsletter. If you’d like to give input on the planning, send us an email or look for updates in The Discourse Cowichan’s Facebook group.
Get in touch
Have other ideas for how you’d like to contribute, or how we can serve this community better? Whether you’d like to write an article, tell us your story, collaborate on an event or something completely different, We’re all ears! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you.
The Cowichan Valley deserves news that helps us build a more inclusive and sustainable community.
The Discourse Cowichan relies on readers to fund our journalism, not advertising. That means we can focus on telling stories other media ignore, instead of chasing clicks. We invite people with different perspectives to join the conversation, so we’re not just preaching to the choir. Your support helps connect diverse people in our community.