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, history and local people straight to your inbox every week.

We already have 5,000 local readers on our mailing list and hundreds of paying members who get all four Post editions every week. We are trying to create a new chapter for journalism in this region, focusing on the kind of thoughtful, well-researched reporting that has been lost from a lot of local media.

We try to report with professionalism and rigour but also to show that this region isn’t all about crime, as it is often portrayed. Our stories highlight brilliant people who are making a difference and good ideas that deserve to spread around our communities.

With The Post, you won’t get any “clickbait” headlines that mislead you; you won’t be sent any celebrity stories that are only tenuously linked to Liverpool; and we won’t ever cover our journalism with dozens of annoying ads.

If you haven’t already signed up, you can do so below. And if you want to support our mission, join our community of early patrons and get all our journalism in your inbox (four editions per week), join as a paying member and support our growth using the same button.

'It’s really good news that The Post will be bringing quality journalism to Merseyside' - Michael Unger, former editor of the Liverpool Daily Post and the Echo.

Our story

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 in Liverpool and across the region has been cut to the bone in the past two decades, and this is our attempt to do things differently.

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A video of 1970s Liverpool - and the case for a new local newspaper
Dear readers, today’s edition of The Post is about something you have seen with your own eyes: the alarming collapse of local journalism. You probably didn’t plan to spend 10 minutes of your weekend reading about the economics and history of the newspaper industry but we hope this piece helps to explain how things have changed, and why there’s such an urgent need for a new model for journalism in this city region…
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This venture isn’t owned by a big media company — it’s just a great team of journalists trying out a new model. If you’d like to support us becoming financially viable and growing in 2022, please do join as a paying member now. Or you can join our mailing list to get half of our reporting for free.

Our Editor-at-large, Robin Brown (robin@livpost.co.uk), who has lived in Liverpool for more than 20 years, has written for The New Statesman and was a co-founder of Seven Streets and Liverpool Long Reads. Our first reporters Mollie Simpson (mollie@livpost.co.uk) and Harry Shukman (harry@livpost.co.uk) have written long reads and broken exclusives for publications like The Times, The Spectator and The Mill and our overseeing editor Joshi Herrmann has written for for newspapers like The Independent, The Guardian and The Telegraph.

Follow The Post on Twitter at @liverpoolpost.

‘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. 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 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 lives on Merseyside.

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 editor@livpost.co.uk.