Manawatu Standard

Stuff partnerswi­th Substack on local news


Stuff is partnering with email newsletter platform Substack in an initiative designed to accelerate the launch and success of local news publicatio­ns on the platform. The programme, called Substack Local, includes the awarding of US$1 million of funding for local news writers around the world, and as part of that Stuff is receiving funding to launch two newsletter­s. ‘‘We see this as a great opportunit­y to learn about the rising popularity of paid newsletter­s, the type of newsletter content people in Newzealand are willing to pay for, and newrevenue models that we might be able to tap into in the future,’’ Stuff editorial director Mark Stevens said. ‘‘It also augments our deep reporting of local issues.’’ Details of the newsletter­s, including the appointmen­t of journalist­s and the communitie­s they would focus on, were being determined. ‘‘It is clear from the discussion­s that Stuff and Substack have shared that we have a common interest in helping local journalism flourish,’’ Stevens said.

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