Fake news is causing global anxiety, but the devastation of the traditional media has resulted in another equally insidious phenomenon: No news. While there’s more “content” available than ever before, in a click-driven era there’s no capacity to tell the local stories that really matter.
We’re setting a new standard for media by changing how stories are made. City Standard introduces Australia’s first interactive newsroom – a collaborative and transparent space where contributors like you are involved in pitching, developing, and commissioning the stories that are important to your community.
City Standard brings audience and author together to form a new movement, one which harnesses the potential of digital connectivity to create a sustainable model for local, progressive, high-quality storytelling. Together, let’s fix the media – one bloody good story at a time.
Sign up. Choose your monthly subscription level – you can contribute a little, or you can contribute a lot. Either way, you’ll get access to all of City Standard’s bloody good stories. And if you’re happy to give more, there’s some extra perks (like parties).
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.