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The digital revolution has thrown the media open to everyone, making it harder than ever to know what is authentic and what is fake. Many of us feel that we’re not being heard through existing local and national political channels. And it often seems as though it’s expensive consultants who are driving our future, rather than the individuals who live here.
Crux is putting a stake in the ground: Facts matter. Big issues deserve in-depth examination. The informed and collective voice of the people who live here is what should be shaping the critical decisions about this precious and unique place we all call home.
Launched in mid-2018, Crux has already reached an audience of over 80,000 unique users and we are still growing - fast.
Crux readers have already taken in over 320,000 pageviews of facts and in-depth reporting on key local issues. Crux is activating the voices of our community on fundamental issues such as the airport, a new hospital, growth, local governance and now, water quality.
The work Crux does is labour intensive and involves significant experience and expertise. We also want to start to train the next generation of journalists. It all costs money.