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Indiegraf is your tech and business engine

Independent digital news outlets are popping up everywhere, and you can do it too.

You might not think you have the experience or money needed to succeed. That’s where Indiegraf comes in. Because media ownership isn’t only for people who can code or have buckets of money — it’s for anyone who believes in the mission of journalism.

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Grow your audience and make money by serving your community. Think of us as the back of your newsroom. We’ll provide a customized tech bundle and topnotch business support.

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Indiegraf's impact

We're making an impact

Our mission is to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable news industry so that everyone has access to quality journalism. Launched in spring 2020, Indiegraf exists to empower small digital publishers serving diverse communities to grow their audience and funding.


Indie Network partner publishers


Community members who now have access to local news


Funding raised for indie publishers

What our publishers say

Spark YQL launched as Lethbridge’s first ever independent news outlet
I now have a vision and a direction. I have something tangible that I can show people, and I have technology and processes to create content for my audience. Most of all, I am grateful for having a network of amazing journalists who are in the same boat.
Melissa Villeneuve - Spark YQL
Melissa Villeneuve
Sun Peaks News pivoted from print, ad-based to digital, reader-supported during COVID-19
We 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.
Brandi Schier - Sun Peaks Independent News
Brandi Schier
We helped bring the IndigiNews brand to life digitally
I 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.
Kelsie Kilawna - IndigiNews
Kelsie Kilawna
Peterborough Currents grew its funding and tripled its subscribers
We 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!
Ayesha Barmania & Will Pearson - Peterborough Currents
Ayesha Barmania & Will Pearson
Indiegraf Co-founders Caitlin Havlak, CTO and Erin Millar, CEO.

Our Team

Indiegraf is led by sisters Caitlin Havlak, CTO, and Erin Millar, CEO, who worked together for the past five years growing The Discourse, a community-funded outlet that has won numerous awards across North America for its ambitious journalism.

Indiegraf launched with seven partner publishers: The Discourse, Sun Peaks Independent News, Peterborough Currents, IndigiNews, La Converse, Spark YQL and APTN News.

We’re a growing community of entrepreneurial journalists, technologists, digital publishers and advisors who share a commitment to ensuring everyone has access to quality, trustworthy journalism.

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