Welcome to The Post
The Post is a new quality newspaper for Liverpool and Merseyside, delivered via email. We send well-written, in-depth stories about politics, culture, business, history and local people straight to your inbox every week.
People need good quality local information now more than ever, but newspaper websites often make it difficult to find the stories that matter amidst all the clickbait and pop-up ads. We take a different approach: quality over quantity. And we focus on the kind of thoughtful, nuanced reporting that has been lost from a lot of local media.
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'It’s really good news that The Post will be bringing quality journalism to Merseyside' - Michael Unger, former editor of the Liverpool Daily Post, the Echo and the Manchester Evening News.
The Post is edited by me, Joshi Herrmann, working with local writers and reporters in Liverpool. I’ve been a journalist for over a decade, writing for newspapers like The Independent, The London Evening Standard and The Guardian. You can read some of my work here or contact me on Twitter here.
Our Editor-at-large, Robin Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org), who has lived in the city for more than 20 years, has written for the New Statesman and was a co-founder of Seven Streets and Liverpool Long Reads. Our reporter Mollie Simpson (email@example.com) just graduated from university and has already written beautiful long form stories for The Mill and The Tribune.
We’re doing this because we think a totally new approach is needed in local news - focusing on quality writing and old-fashioned reporting. Local journalism has been cut to the bone in the past two decades, and this is our attempt to do things differently.
This venture isn’t owned by any big company or funded by any investors - it’s just a great team of journalists trying out a new model. Soon you will be able to join us as a paying member to get all of our stories and support our growth.
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‘The Post will be different’
We’re delighted to have received an endorsement from Michael Unger, the legendary former editor of the Liverpool Daily Post, the Liverpool Echo and the Manchester Evening News. He writes:
It’s really good news that The Post will be bringing quality journalism to Merseyside.
The media has gone through massive Internet-based change in the past few years which has allowed The Post and its sister website The Mill in Manchester to launch and to thrive.
Too often today’s traditional newspapers follow a clickbait philosophy merely to stay in existence: this leads to trivial stories and the unchecked publication of press releases. There is now so little ‘real’ journalism with the reporter stuck to his or her desk making sure they’ve hit their target of five stories a day.
The Post will be different. Stories and features that have had real time spent on them and stories and features that will make a difference.
Michael edited the Daily Post in the late 1970s and early 1980s, before moving to the Echo and then the MEN. He has also served as a director of the Guardian Media Group and now lives on Merseyside. He’s perhaps best known for entering Strangeways prison to negotiate with inmates during the country’s worst-ever prison riot in 1990, which he recently wrote about for our sister publication The Mill
Join the crew
We are looking for talented local reporters and writers to contribute to The Post. We are particularly interested in speaking to people who can combine clear, factual writing with elegant prose and who have experience writing news features. But people of all levels of experience can get in touch. Email a few links to your best work and your story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Post @liverpoolpost📢Liverpool writers and journalists: We are commissioning stories for our launch period in Oct/Nov. 👉 Please pitch us your ideas for long form features, interviews, cultural stories and news investigations. 👉 Email pitches and links to your work to email@example.com.
Soon you will be able to join The Post as a paying member, which will allow us to turn this project into a fully-fledged news organisation. Anyone who subscribes, for the price of a couple of pints a month, will get more of our journalism in their inbox and will join a community of other readers. For now, please do spread the word about The Post if enjoy what we are publishing.