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The Delaware Independent is looking for partners.

As Delaware’s local news coverage shrinks, we are looking to tell local stories that are being missed. The Independent focuses on western Sussex County, but covers other southern Delaware stories of interest.

The Independent was founded in August 2021 by journalist Andrew Sharp, who has worked for papers around the region and seen firsthand the decline in local news coverage. The vision is to come up with a new model that can help local journalism not just survive, but thrive.

We’re looking for advertising partners to help us reach that goal while also reaching our readers.

That might include sponsoring our weekly newsletter roundup of local news and events or getting a partner listing in one of the stories.

For more information and rates, email