City Standard was created by a structured mess of local people who believe in the importance of stories.
Publisher Joshua Fanning, writer + editor Farrin Foster, and creative director Tyrone Ormsby developed City Standard as a new way to bring together communities and their storytellers.
It’s over now, but it was good while it lasted. In the year City Standard operated, its community of 250 people worked together to pitch, develop, and fund 12 bloody good local stories. They are now public.
City Standard was made by —
Aaron Schuppan, Aimee Knight, Alex Gordon-Smith, Alex Szczesniak, Alexis Buxton-Collins, Alison Kershaw, Allan Mawer, Amanda Reinoso, Amanda Wilksch, Amelia Radman, Amy Sincock, Andre Castelluci, Andrea Heading, Andrew Pulford, Ann Fanning, Anna Cosentino, Anna Tree, Annette Foster, Annie Hastwell, Anthony Nocera, Ashleigh McCammon, Barbara Coddington, Bec Sandford, Belle Dunning, Ben Golotta, Ben Hood, Ben Jones, Ben McGee, Ben McPherson, Brenton Foster, Bruce Underwood, Caleb Sweeting, Callum Disario, Camellia Aebischer, Carlo Jensen, Caroline Rowe, Cat Turner, Catherine Hoffman, Che Chorley, Chloe Danvers, Chris Edser, Chris Jones, Christy Spier, Claire Elise, Claire Suckling, Clare Tizard, Corrine Ormsby, Connie De Crea, Craig Arnold, Dale Atkinson, Dan Mendelson, Daniel Moya, Daniels Langeberg, Dave Court, Dave Laslett, Dave Moen, David Burden, David Pyatt, Delia Obst, Dominic Symes, Duncan Fraser, Dylan Fairweather, Dylan Smith, Elena Nees, Emma Fey, Emma Thorn, Eddie White, Emmaline Zanelli, Farrin Foster, Felicity Edwards, Felicity Sando, Gaylene Buckland, Georgina Dungey, Gianna Murphy, Glen Fordham, Grace Byass, Graeme Bennett, Grant Nowell, Greg Bond, Harmony Nicholas, Helen Salkeld, Ian Callahan, Igor Popov, Imogen Ramsey, Jack Fenby, Jade Elliott, Jake Thomas, James Hartley, James McIntyre, Jamie Anderson, Jana Hoffmann, Jane Howard, Jane Kristensen, Jared Nicholson, Jarrod Knoblauch, Jarrod Melican, Jelena Vujnovic, Jen St Jack, Jenna Holder, Jessica Clark, Jimmy Barry, Jo Vabolis, Jo-Anne Baruch, Joel Osborne, Joel van der Knaap, John Day, John Fanning, John Irving, John Waters, Johnny von Einem, Jon Pysing, Jonathan Souter, Jonathan van der Knaap, Jordan Jeavons, Jordy Pollock, Josh Dolman, Josh Fanning, Josh Geelen, Joshua Inglis, Joshua Spier, Julian Cebo, Kane Moroney, Kate Dekok, Kate Pardey, Kaye Weeks, Kirby Manning, Kirstie Forbes, Kristen Bridge, Kristin Alford, Kristina Phillipson, Kyle Woodman, Lachlan Aird, Laura Danvers, Laura Tregloan, Lauren Bezzina, Lewis Brideson, Lily Jacobs, Liz Nowell, Lou Heinrich, Louie Quilao, Luis Lafosse, Lyn Guerin, Madeleine Parry, Madison Thomas, Marco Cicchianni, Marg Warnock, Marie Falcinella, Mark Bandick, Mark Kamleh, Martijn Van der Merwe, Matiya Marovich, Matthew Orman, Matthew Peckham, Megan Hender, Melina Scarfo, Michelle Prak, Mike Nicholson, Mike Moore, Miriam Lumb, Morgan Martin-Skerm, Morgan Wright, Nick Crowther, Nick Dawson, Nick Shelton, Nicola Pitt, Nicola Thurston, Noelle Smit, Olga Anikeeva, Owen Lindsay, Paola Niscioli, Patrick Cronin, Paul Kitching, Paula Stevens, Peter Drew, Peter Wyatt, Philippe Naudin, Priya Pavri, Randy Larcombe, Rebecca Bendall, Rebecca Coombs, Rebecca Sandford, Reece Kinnane, Ric Hayman, Rob Dean, Rob Deck, Rob Dekok, Royce Kurmelovs, Roger Salkeld, Rory Kennett-Lister, Rosie Chester, Rowan Edwards, Sally Haselgrove, Sam Talbot, Sam Wilksch, Stavroula Adameitis, Samuel Hurburgh, Sarah Cutbush, Sarah Macdonald, Scott Baskett, Seren Bell, Shane Cheek, Sharmonie Cockayne, Sheshi, Simon Loffler, Steph Daughtry, Stephanie Lyall, Stephen Mitchell, Sue Fleming, Tash McCammon, Thomas Pagliaro, Tom Cosentino, Tom Giles, Torbjorn van Heeswijck, Tracey Whiting, Tristan Kerr, Tyrone Ormsby, Vajravorn Tasukon, Vee Pols, Vicki Evans, Victoria Lewis, Vincent Wong, Wendy Chapman
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Be part of the process. Contributors are welcomed to our interactive newsroom where there are weekly updates on stories in production, shared insights, and discussions about the next story we’re going to make together.
Don’t be a wallflower. As a contributor, you get a voice and a vote – use your say to pitch ideas, shape stories, and decide what City Standard should commission next. You can contribute as much or as little as you want, but the more we collaborate the stronger we become.
By joining City Standard, you help create a sustainable funding model that pays writers, photographers, illustrators, filmmakers, and artists fairly for their work. By supporting our community’s storytellers, you help create a better narrative for South Australia.
Local will always be relevant, and with you as part of the interactive newsroom we’ll always be telling the stories that really matter to our community, while City Standard’s experienced editorial team ensures each story is world-class.
Your monthly contribution funds storytellers – and that's it. Aside from transaction fees and GST, your money goes only to funding the creation of stories.