Will Pearson and Ayesha Barmania smiling
With the help of readers, co-publishers Will Pearson (left) and Ayesha Barmania (right) are adding more journalists to Peterborough Currents through the inaugural editorial fellowships program. (Photo: Karol Orzechowski)
Help us raise $10,000 to fully fund our new editorial fellowship program
Peterborough Currents  - 
August 3, 2021

Over the past nine months, Peterborough Currents has been working to uncover stories and publish journalism about the Peterborough community. 

We’ve been the only outlet to publish stories that center tenants and renters in the midst of the housing crisis. We’ve been able to cover stories that might have skated under the radar – like the perspectives of transgender patrons of the sport and wellness center. 

As we’ve been pursuing these stories, we’ve also been finding out just how much more work there is to do publishing impactful journalism for the community.

So behind-the-scenes for the last few months, we’ve been working hard to secure funding to hire more journalists. And we’re close! We’re asking our audience to pitch in and get us over the finish line.

Help fund the inaugural Peterborough Currents editorial fellowship program

We need to raise $10,000 in the next few weeks so we can hire three journalists, as part of our new editorial fellowship program. Through this program, Peterborough Currents will bring in three reporters with big ideas for projects that will boost understanding of a local issue.

These journalists will undertake reporting projects over a four-month period. They’ll be contributing articles to our website, newsletter and social media channels. Most importantly they’ll be collaborating with each other and with co-publishers Ayesha Barmania and Will Pearson to develop their skills and bring great journalism to Peterborough.

Does this sound like something you want to see in the community? Pitch in to the crowdfunding campaign!

The editorial fellowship program is being partially funded by a grant from the Facebook Journalism Program, which is covering the cost of one position. Our goal with this crowdfunding campaign is to fully fund a cohort of three journalists.

Help us get there by contributing to our crowdfunding campaign.

Want to learn more about the editorial fellowship program? Click here.