At Newsport, our mission is to deliver accurate and reliable news for residents, ratepayers and visitors to the Douglas Shire.

Experienced local journalists are paid to keep you informed and connected.

By supporting Newsport you are helping to ensure a sustainable future for fact-driven, independent journalism in the Douglas Shire and Far North Queensland.

Reader support preserves the independence of our reporting.

Every dollar, big or small, one off or regular, will be invested into the following areas of journalism:


  • Investigative and critical reporting


  • Community driven campaigns
  • Local government transparency and accountability


  • Senior representation
  • Local sport, senior and school news


  • Community highlights
  • Ability to continue to engage freelance writers for additional coverage





Thank you for keeping quality local news alive through your support. We truly appreciate it.


Journalists you are supporting

The journalists listed below are just some of the team that strive to deliver the best local independent coverage of the issues that matter to our readers.

These stories have been made possible by your support

Window stickers are now also available to show your support for local journalism. Reach out to Newsport if you're interested in supporting this way.

Useful information

We recommend reading the sections below for more information about Newsport’s supporting local journalism campaign.

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