Welcome to The Post

The Post is a new email newsletter bringing you balanced, fact-checked news and good quality writing about Liverpool and Merseyside. It’s still in soft-launch phase, so you will only get a few stories per month from us to start with.

People need reliable local information now more than ever, but newspaper websites often make it difficult to find the stories that matter amidst all the noise and pop-up ads. We will take a different approach: quality over quantity. And we will focus on the kind of in-depth, thoughtful, nuanced reporting that has been lost from a lot of local media.

If you haven’t already signed up, you can do so below.

Our story

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.

I’m getting into local news because I think we need a new approach to it - focusing on quality writing and old fashioned reporting. Local journalism has been cut to the bone in the past two decades, and this is my attempt to do things differently. This venture isn’t owned by any big company or funded by any investors - it’s just me and a great team of journalists trying out a new model.

We have started The Post as an offshoot of a newsletter I run in Manchester called The Mill because a few of our readers who live in Liverpool said they would value getting the same kind of reporting about Merseyside, especially during the lockdown. If lots of people like The Post, we will hire local reporters and expand it into a full digital newspaper.

Follow The Post on Twitter at @liverpoolpost.

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.

Our future

If people like our approach and want it to carry on and expand after the pandemic, we will turn on paid memberships. 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. That’s all in the future though, but please do spread the word about The Post if enjoy what we are publishing.