Join a network of community news outlets to access tech, capital, audience and revenue resources to accelerate your growth.
Indiegraf is a network of small and startup community news outlets pooling technology, capital, audience and revenue resources to accelerate their growth. We intend to lower the bar to entry to media ownership and support a diverse array of journalist-entrepreneurs to build a more equitable news ecosystem.
Indiegraf adds capacity, lowers costs and creates new revenue opportunities so publishers can focus on what’s most important: serving their communities with quality journalism.
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Indie publishers supported
People given access to community news
Funding raised for community news
Brandi Schier — Sun Peaks Independent NewsWe were able to avoid our publication potentially shutting down in the middle of a global emergency. It allowed us to plant the seeds for a more sustainable news model for the future of our community.
Kelsie Kilawna — IndigiNewsI really wanted IndigiNews to be bright, because when you look historically about how we were represented through the media, it was always black and white with sometimes red. For me when I see IndigiNews, it brings me joy; I hope people feel that.
Ayesha Barmania & Will Pearson — Peterborough CurrentsWe launched our newsletter, attracted a large audience of email subscribers, gained motivation and energy for our project, secured some funding, learned how to think strategically about our product and revenue streams and received lots of encouragement. Wow!
Indiegraf is led by sisters Caitlin Havlak, CTO, and Erin Millar, CEO, who worked together on growing The Discourse, a community-funded outlet that has won numerous awards across North America for its ambitious journalism.
As The Discourse got bigger and broader, Caitlin and Erin realized the barrier to entry for news startups was too high. They wanted to build a network that could support independent publishers and provide them with much-needed resources, yet allow them to remain fully independent and, therefore, completely accountable to their communities. That’s how Indiegraf was born.
Indiegraf launched in 2020 with seven partner publishers: The Discourse, Sun Peaks Independent News, Peterborough Currents, IndigiNews, La Converse, Spark YQL and APTN News. Since then, Indiegraf has helped 25 new outlets launch and supported the growth of 66 publications in total.
We’re a growing community of entrepreneurial journalists, technologists, digital publishers, funders and advisors who share a commitment to ensuring everyone has access to quality, trustworthy journalism.