Nipawin News is creating Independent Local News for Nipawin and North East Saskatchewan
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I am Joanne Francis, editor, journalist and sole operator of Nipawin News and I have brought local news to the community as a labour of love for the past year.

In that year I proven that area residents want, and deserve, quality, accountable journalism that serves the community's needs. Those readers have made it loud and clear that they want far more than what mainstream media provides and, in turn, I have proven that it can be done. 

  • Launched in August of 2017, Nipawin News has published over 570 news articles, public service notices, press releases and local event notices for Nipawin and North East Saskatchewan. 
  • Since the launch, Nipawin News has seen over 233,000 visitors viewing over 340,000 pages. 
  • I have succeeded in creating a loyal readership, with over 3,000 followers through Social Media, article subscriptions and notifications services.
Nipawin News is more than just another local media outlet, it is a window to our communities in North East Saskatchewan. 

By becoming a supporter through Patreon, you will help ensure I am able to continue the type of coverage I have provided for the past year and you will become a part of my efforts to expand that coverage! 

As a Patreon supporter, you will also provide your input into the decision making process that affects what stories are covered by Nipawin News and take pride in enabling Nipawin News to grow and be a showcase for all that is great in our communities! 

Thank you to all who have supported Nipawin News and helped to make it what it is today, and a special thank you to all who take the step and become a Patreon supporter!

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

Patreon is US based, currently, there is no Canadian equivalent
All supporter options are in US Dollars 




Tiers
Supporter of Quality Local News
$2 or more per month
Show your support for our community effort to build strong independent local news media for Nipawin & North East Saskatchewan. 


 * Participate in our Community Engagement Group For Nipawin News Facebook Group - Get previews of upcoming topics being worked on, add your input, participate in discussions about local issues. A troll free zone! 

* Supporter's Monthly Newsletter - Behind the scenes, previews and more in a monthly newsletter

* Access to all the supporter only feed on Patreon


My gratitude and love for supporting Nipawin News! 

Interactive Supporters
$5 or more per month
* Participate in our Community Engagement Group For Nipawin News Facebook Group - Get previews of upcoming topics being worked on, add your input, participate in discussions about local issues. A troll free zone! 

* Supporter's Monthly Newsletter - Behind the scenes, previews and more in a monthly newsletter

* Access to all the supporter only feed on Patreon

* Join our patrons coffee row - invitation to join our exclusive monthly coffee row at a different local business each month - chat about local issues OFF THE RECORD - (if you have a story you want on the record, that can be accommodated!)  

* Supporter recognition - at your discretion, your name or business name will be added to the tier list of Nipawin News supporters


My gratitude and love for supporting Nipawin News! 

News Angels
$10 or more per month
Our News Angels really make a difference. With your monthly support Nipawin News can expand investigative stories, dive deeper into the issues that matter to you! 


* Participate in our Community Engagement Group For Nipawin News Facebook Group - Get previews of upcoming topics being worked on, add your input, participate in discussions about local issues. A troll free zone! 

* Supporter's Monthly Newsletter - Behind the scenes, previews and more in a monthly newsletter

* Access to all the supporter only feed on Patreon

* Join our patrons coffee row - invitation to join our exclusive monthly coffee row at a different local business each month - chat about local issues OFF THE RECORD - (if you have a story you want on the record, that can be accommodated!) 


Bonus for $10/month+ supporters only;

* Access to digital download of images of the north east taken by Nipawin News, including license permissions to use the images to promote your local business, events or club! 


My gratitude and love for supporting Nipawin News! 

Business Supporter
$50 or more per month
Become a business supporter of Nipawin News in the name of your business. 


* Participate in our Community Engagement Group For Nipawin News Facebook Group - Get previews of upcoming topics being worked on, add your input, participate in discussions about local issues. A troll free zone! 

* Supporter's Monthly Newsletter - Behind the scenes, previews and more in a monthly newsletter

* Access to all the supporter only feed on Patreon

* Join our patrons coffee row - invitation to join our exclusive monthly coffee row at a different local business each month - chat about local issues OFF THE RECORD - (if you have a story you want on the record, that can be accommodated!) 

* Access to digital download of images of the north east from Nipawin News, including license permissions to use the images to promote your local business, events or club! 

* Join our quarterly BUSINESS ONLY Coffee Row 

* One free banner produced each month for your business

* 2,500 impressions for your banner on Nipawin News


My gratitude and love for supporting Nipawin News! 

Business Super Supporter
$100 or more per month
Become a Business Super Supporter of Nipawin News in the name of your business. 


* Participate in our Community Engagement Group For Nipawin News Facebook Group - Get previews of upcoming topics being worked on, add your input, participate in discussions about local issues. A troll free zone! 

* Supporter's Monthly Newsletter - Behind the scenes, previews and more in a monthly newsletter

* Access to all the supporter only feed on Patreon

* Join our patrons coffee row - invitation to join our exclusive monthly coffee row at a different local business each month - chat about local issues OFF THE RECORD - (if you have a story you want on the record, that can be accommodated!) 

* Access to digital download of images of the north east from Nipawin News, including license permissions to use the images to promote your local business, events or club! 

* Join our quarterly BUSINESS ONLY Coffee Row 

* Two free banners produced each month for your business

* 5,000 impressions for your banner on Nipawin News


My gratitude and love for supporting Nipawin News! 

Goals
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  • Upgrading the website. These upgrades will automate many of the behind the scenes tasks and free up more time for investigative reporting and community news.
  • Launch my program to hire local freelance writers to contribute to both community news and investigative reporting
  • Begin producing exclusive Patron Only content on Nipawin News (All regular content will still be free) 
(The first $500 covers current fixed expenses of running Nipawin News. Expenses such as web hosting, software, insurance, licensing and other bills that have to be paid once a month or once a year.)

Reaching this goal means my sanity is saved :D
FULL DISCLOSURE! I will be able to draw a very small wage for my own time. Thank you :) 

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I am Joanne Francis, editor, journalist and sole operator of Nipawin News and I have brought local news to the community as a labour of love for the past year.

In that year I proven that area residents want, and deserve, quality, accountable journalism that serves the community's needs. Those readers have made it loud and clear that they want far more than what mainstream media provides and, in turn, I have proven that it can be done. 

  • Launched in August of 2017, Nipawin News has published over 570 news articles, public service notices, press releases and local event notices for Nipawin and North East Saskatchewan. 
  • Since the launch, Nipawin News has seen over 233,000 visitors viewing over 340,000 pages. 
  • I have succeeded in creating a loyal readership, with over 3,000 followers through Social Media, article subscriptions and notifications services.
Nipawin News is more than just another local media outlet, it is a window to our communities in North East Saskatchewan. 

By becoming a supporter through Patreon, you will help ensure I am able to continue the type of coverage I have provided for the past year and you will become a part of my efforts to expand that coverage! 

As a Patreon supporter, you will also provide your input into the decision making process that affects what stories are covered by Nipawin News and take pride in enabling Nipawin News to grow and be a showcase for all that is great in our communities! 

Thank you to all who have supported Nipawin News and helped to make it what it is today, and a special thank you to all who take the step and become a Patreon supporter!

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

Patreon is US based, currently, there is no Canadian equivalent
All supporter options are in US Dollars 




Recent posts by Nipawin News

Tiers
Supporter of Quality Local News
$2 or more per month
Show your support for our community effort to build strong independent local news media for Nipawin & North East Saskatchewan. 


 * Participate in our Community Engagement Group For Nipawin News Facebook Group - Get previews of upcoming topics being worked on, add your input, participate in discussions about local issues. A troll free zone! 

* Supporter's Monthly Newsletter - Behind the scenes, previews and more in a monthly newsletter

* Access to all the supporter only feed on Patreon


My gratitude and love for supporting Nipawin News! 

Interactive Supporters
$5 or more per month
* Participate in our Community Engagement Group For Nipawin News Facebook Group - Get previews of upcoming topics being worked on, add your input, participate in discussions about local issues. A troll free zone! 

* Supporter's Monthly Newsletter - Behind the scenes, previews and more in a monthly newsletter

* Access to all the supporter only feed on Patreon

* Join our patrons coffee row - invitation to join our exclusive monthly coffee row at a different local business each month - chat about local issues OFF THE RECORD - (if you have a story you want on the record, that can be accommodated!)  

* Supporter recognition - at your discretion, your name or business name will be added to the tier list of Nipawin News supporters


My gratitude and love for supporting Nipawin News! 

News Angels
$10 or more per month
Our News Angels really make a difference. With your monthly support Nipawin News can expand investigative stories, dive deeper into the issues that matter to you! 


* Participate in our Community Engagement Group For Nipawin News Facebook Group - Get previews of upcoming topics being worked on, add your input, participate in discussions about local issues. A troll free zone! 

* Supporter's Monthly Newsletter - Behind the scenes, previews and more in a monthly newsletter

* Access to all the supporter only feed on Patreon

* Join our patrons coffee row - invitation to join our exclusive monthly coffee row at a different local business each month - chat about local issues OFF THE RECORD - (if you have a story you want on the record, that can be accommodated!) 


Bonus for $10/month+ supporters only;

* Access to digital download of images of the north east taken by Nipawin News, including license permissions to use the images to promote your local business, events or club! 


My gratitude and love for supporting Nipawin News! 

Business Supporter
$50 or more per month
Become a business supporter of Nipawin News in the name of your business. 


* Participate in our Community Engagement Group For Nipawin News Facebook Group - Get previews of upcoming topics being worked on, add your input, participate in discussions about local issues. A troll free zone! 

* Supporter's Monthly Newsletter - Behind the scenes, previews and more in a monthly newsletter

* Access to all the supporter only feed on Patreon

* Join our patrons coffee row - invitation to join our exclusive monthly coffee row at a different local business each month - chat about local issues OFF THE RECORD - (if you have a story you want on the record, that can be accommodated!) 

* Access to digital download of images of the north east from Nipawin News, including license permissions to use the images to promote your local business, events or club! 

* Join our quarterly BUSINESS ONLY Coffee Row 

* One free banner produced each month for your business

* 2,500 impressions for your banner on Nipawin News


My gratitude and love for supporting Nipawin News! 

Business Super Supporter
$100 or more per month
Become a Business Super Supporter of Nipawin News in the name of your business. 


* Participate in our Community Engagement Group For Nipawin News Facebook Group - Get previews of upcoming topics being worked on, add your input, participate in discussions about local issues. A troll free zone! 

* Supporter's Monthly Newsletter - Behind the scenes, previews and more in a monthly newsletter

* Access to all the supporter only feed on Patreon

* Join our patrons coffee row - invitation to join our exclusive monthly coffee row at a different local business each month - chat about local issues OFF THE RECORD - (if you have a story you want on the record, that can be accommodated!) 

* Access to digital download of images of the north east from Nipawin News, including license permissions to use the images to promote your local business, events or club! 

* Join our quarterly BUSINESS ONLY Coffee Row 

* Two free banners produced each month for your business

* 5,000 impressions for your banner on Nipawin News


My gratitude and love for supporting Nipawin News!