Support the independent public interest journalism Exeter needs
Exeter Observer is published by Exeter Observer Limited, a Community Benefit Society which is run democratically by its members. It is a true non-profit organisation bound by statute: any surplus or assets can only be used for the benefit of the community.
Membership of Exeter Observer is open to all those who wish to support it, subject to the purchase of a £1 share and payment of a subscription.
When you join Exeter Observer you don’t just become an active supporter of the public interest journalism that Exeter needs, you become co-owner of a new kind of editorially and financially independent community news organisation.
Exeter Observer is one among many agile, innovative new journalism initiatives which are emerging in response to changes in the structure, role and reach of legacy local media.
We believe that good quality local public interest journalism can only be delivered by a non-profit business model which doesn’t invade the privacy of its audience, facilitate the spread of fake news or rely on advertorial, clickbait or recycled press releases.
Your membership will instead sustain our independent research and writing about the issues that matter in and around Exeter, keep our journalism free to access and help to secure our future.
With your support we can hold wealth, power and the influence of individuals and institutions to account by scrutinising, investigating and reporting on the activities of government, business and charities and those that lead them.
With your support we can deliver in-depth articles and investigative journalism that is critically engaged with major challenges facing our city around democracy, development and the climate crisis while amplifying local voices and reflecting our community and cultural life.
With your support we can keep people who live or work in Exeter informed of what’s being done in their name, by whom, with the community assets they own and the taxes they pay.
Together we can take our place in a global movement to reinvent local media with public interest at its heart.
Exeter Observer is published by Exeter Observer Limited, Community Benefit Society No. 8435 registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
Our registered address is St Sidwell’s Community Centre, Sidwell Street, Exeter EX4 6NN.