Our membership means we have committed ourselves to the Press Council’s high standards of practice and its mission to advocate for press freedom and freedom of speech.
InDaily, owned by local company Solstice Media, replaced the print version of The Independent Weekly in 2010 but our mission has remained the same – to provide South Australians with an alternative, independent media outlet focusing on local news.
InDaily editor David Washington said the move to join the Press Council reflected InDaily’s mature role in South Australia’s civic life.
It had been made possible, in part, due to the support of readers, who have been generous since InDaily began accepting donations in August.
“We’re very pleased to be joining the Press Council, which is a logical step for InDaily after establishing ourselves as an important part of South Australia’s media landscape,” Washington said.
“Our membership sends a message that our digital-only, independently-owned local news site is an important, responsible and accountable member of the media community.”
The Press Council said InDaily’s membership demonstrated the council’s commitment to supporting smaller local online publications.
“We’re genuinely excited about InDaily joining the council,” executive director John Pender said. “This is a member from South Australia that is not a masthead belonging to big mainstream publishing company.
“It’s important to have a diversity of voices, regions and perspectives represented and important that the Press Council continues to expand its membership in the online-only area.”
The Australian Press Council was established in 1976 and is responsible for promoting good standards of media practice, community access to information of public interest, and freedom of expression through the media. Press Council membership encompasses most of the major newspaper, magazine and online publishers in Australia, accounting for approximately 95 per cent of circulation.
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