The Minnesota Independent online news site is closing.
The network of individual locally-targeted “Independent” sites is being eliminated in favor of one big site.
According to a note on the Independent’s site:
I am writing today to announce the closure of the Minnesota Independent. After five years of operation in Minnesota, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news into a single site, The American Independent at Americanindependent.com.
This is part of a shift in strategy, towards new forms of journalism made available as technology has advanced, and an increasing emphasis on national coverage and issue-based coverage from our network. Over the coming months, AINN will announce a number of new journalism initiatives that will continue to advance our mission of producing impact journalism in the public interest.
Going forward, an archive of Minnesota Independent’s reporting will exist on AmericanIndependent.com.
We are grateful for the loyal readership of the MnIndy, and to the outstanding work of our reporters and editors.
We look forward to keeping you posted on our plans, which will be announced early next year.
David S. Bennahum
CEO & founder, The American Independent News Network