The New England Times is an independent news and opinion site based in Armidale, NSW, Australia.
We are a member of the Local & Independent News Association (LINA) and adhere to their editorial standards.
The concept of ‘local news, global opinion’ that is the basis of the New England Times came out of research done by parent company KORE Communication Strategy Research (KORE CSR). The research into the health of the Armidale and surrounding communities found people in the New England area felt they had lost any quality local media, with their local papers being stripped back and put behind paywalls, and their local radio stations neglected and networked. Additionally, people in the New England felt they were excluded from the national debate, used as a punchline by too many in cities and the long history of New Englanders as thought leaders had been lost.
So, we decided to launch this digital newspaper and give the New England back her voice.
The team behind the New England Times includes KORE CSR, another great Armidale company Vivid Thinking, and a number of experienced journalists and editors who are initially volunteering some or all of their time. It is a social good organisation, that is, a business that works for the social good, in this case bringing news back to the New England and beyond, rather than profit.
We are still slowly building up to full operations of both the New England Times and will relaunch a community noticeboard and opinion site The Net in 2023. If you would like more information in the meantime, please email email@example.com.