The New Britain Independent has been renamed the New Britain Progressive, as New Britain’s not-for-profit community newspaper organization has decided to redouble its efforts at achieving its core mission – to tell the truth that is so often left out of or falsely reported in the for-profit newspapers and to share news and information about community organizations, congregations and neighborhoods in a way that only a true community-based organization can.
In April, the newly formed not-for-profit New Britain Independent Newspaper, Inc. launched its online publication as the “New Britain Independent“. Though the publication is now renamed, the organization will retain its name as the New Britain Independent, and the online newspaper can still be found at www.newbritainindependent.com.
The New Britain Progressive is dedicated to truthful reporting of the news in the New Britain community – empowering the community with facts.
The New Britain Progressive is a different kind of newspaper and media organization. It is a non-profit organization, managed under a volunteer board of directors. Its mission is serve the community, not to turn a profit for any person or corporation. So it is free to serve you, the people of New Britain, first and foremost.
New Britain Progressive reporters are dedicated to journalistic integrity. They are people who care about having a newspaper where the ideals of journalism – reporting the facts and telling the truth – are practiced. That also means telling the truth that you are not likely to see told in for-profit publications.
Even more than that – the New Britain Independent Newspaper, Inc. is built as a community organization. As a not-for-profit organization, it is our mission to serve as a voice and forum for people, groups and communities in New Britain – making sure the community is heard and empowered.
The New Britain Progressive/Independent is a bold project, but built on simple ideals – that the news should be about empowering people with the truth rather than being just another agent of the powerful. We believe that is the real purpose of freedom of the press.
We are working to build this bold project, so watch us as we grow!
Or, better yet, help us to grow. For example, feel free to visit our new donations website (newbritainprogressive.causevox.com) where you can donate to our effort online.
Keep reading – and thanks!