Local news is broken. It's time to fix it.

Too often, even the most informed among us feel like we don’t know what is happening at City Hall. The daily newspaper, shrinking before our eyes, often doesn’t send a reporter to City Council meetings. Alternative outlets have popped up, but none provide the accountability journalism our community deserves. Announcing The Richmonder, which launches on Sept. 9.

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We are The Richmonder

We are a team of experienced, fair-minded journalists who will spotlight the best of our community while holding those in power to account.

Our content is designed to inform instead of infuriate, with a clean, easy-to-navigate website devoid of pop-up video advertising.

Our values:

Local: Our entire team is dedicated to the people and the stories in metro Richmond.

Independent: We dig for facts and work to get to the heart of a story. We will be transparent about our funding. We do not accept anonymous donations. We don’t allow any supporter – large or small – to exert influence on our reporting.

Vigilant: We hold power to account by reporting on local issues that affect our community.

Welcoming: We feature voices and stories that reflect the fullness of our community. We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality reporting, regardless of their ability to pay.

Optimistic: We believe in what’s possible for Richmond, so we spotlight the people and organizations who are working to move our community forward.

Community focused and funded

The Richmonder is a community-supported nonprofit news organization that will launch just after Labor Day. Our initial focus will be thorough coverage of Richmond’s mayoral race, as well as elections for City Council and School Board. From there, we will expand to coverage of major issues throughout the region.

Our nonprofit structure ensures local control and oversight, while keeping us fiercely nonpartisan. We’re here to bring the community together, not to chase clicks.

While our content is free, quality reporting is expensive. Our work is made possible by the generosity of our readers. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation and become a founding member.


You know that local reporting matters. You want to fund a team of local reporters that will hold power to account.

$9.99 /month $115 /year (5% discount)

Allow our team to dig deep on the issues that matter most. We’ll thank you with extras, including an invitation to our launch party.

$29.99 /month $325 /year (10% discount)

You may also give a one-time donation to The Richmonder in the amount of your choice. This donation, like the others, is fully tax-deductible.


The Richmonder is looking for local individuals, foundations and corporations to help us grow and cover all aspects of life in Richmond with a tax-deductible donation. If this is you, we'd love to hear from you.

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