People in Nanaimo voted for us to dig into rental affordability for our next investigation. As journalists serving The Discourse Nanaimo, we involve readers at every stage of our reporting, from story selection and research to conversations after publication.
By filling out this survey, you’re helping us better understand the scope of the problem and the solutions underway in Nanaimo from the perspective of landlords. The more people we hear from the better, so please share this survey with other landlords you know.
About The Discourse
The Discourse is focused on truly local news that brings the community together. We don’t just cover the latest story—we focus on slow journalism that serves a community’s needs. In other words, we ask you what you want to know and produce in-depth stories on the topics that matter to you.
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 advertisers. 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, including Cowichan Valley reporters Jacqueline Ronson (based in Youbou), and Shalu Mehta (based in Langford), director of partnership Terri Potratz (based on Salt Spring Island), producer Lauren Kaljur (based in Vancouver), and executive editor Lindsay Sample (based in Vancouver), are committed to journalism that starts with listening and with telling in-depth, rigorously fact-checked stories that matter to people who live here.
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