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We started serving Vancouver Island by creating The Discourse Cowichan, where we’ve been sharing stories for nearly three years. Reader support makes our work possible, so we are accountable to our audience — not interest groups. We’re passionate about building a new kind of media that better reflects us all — because we’re connected to these communities, too.
Reporter Julie Chadwick cares about the Nanaimo region. As a former reporter for the Nanaimo Daily News, she understands the importance of local journalism and what’s lost when a local newspaper shuts down. Above all, she and her colleagues at The Discourse are committed to journalism that starts with listening and with telling in-depth, rigorously fact-checked stories that matter to people who live here.