Local journalism in your inbox

Local journalism in your inbox

The Delaware Independent is an email newsletter for southern Delaware, aiming to bring quality journalism to areas where local coverage has been shrinking. Don’t count on social media rumors for your news: Get quality journalism delivered to your email inbox.

Sign up for free

  • Get a weekly roundup email of local news and events

Sign up for $5 a month or $50 a year

  • Get the weekly roundup plus longer feature stories
  • Includes full access to all content on our website

Sign up for $10 a month with a partner membership, or $100 a year

  • Get feature stories and the weekly roundup
  • Receive a monthly update with an inside look at The Delaware Independent
  • Support local news coverage at a higher level

Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

See examples of our stories

Find out more about The Delaware Independent and our goals here:

Why we exist
The story of local newspapers has read like an obituary over the past few decades. Profits plummet. Print editions get thinner and thinner. Offices cut staff, making delivery and customer service frustrating and unreliable. What’s left, eventually, are “ghost papers” with few or no local staff, fill…