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Nonprofit news org Worcester Guardian launches in Massachusetts

September 27, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce has launched a new, independent, nonprofit news organization The Worcester Guardian.

Timothy P. Murray, the chamber’s president and CEO said:

“The Worcester Guardian will deliver free civically oriented journalism on an array of topics important to Worcester and the Central Massachusetts region.”

The readers will be able to access stories free of cost via the Worcester Guardian’s website, Facebook, Instagram and X. They will also receive free email newsletters. Regarding this, Murray said:

“As is the case in other communities this will take time to scale and will require resources and support from the business community, various institutions and nonprofits, as well as everyday readers. It will be work, but I am confident the community will respond and support this important initiative that will seek to tell our collective story locally, statewide and across the country on a daily basis.”

The Worcester Guardian has also applied for membership in the Institute for Nonprofit News.

Former Telegram & Gazette executive editor David Nordman has been tapped to serve as a consultant. Nordman said:

“I am excited to assist with this important initiative. Free, nonprofit, independent news provides a dynamic new platform to tell the Central Massachusetts story and report on important issues impacting Worcester and the region.”

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