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Winter in Littleton, New Hampshire. By Denis Tangney, Jr.

By Katy Savage

December 11, 2023

New Hampshire is known for its stunning white mountains, covered bridges, charming inns, and historic landmarks. And let’s not forget the ever-changing weather: We have at least 10 seasons here. 

But what makes our state truly special are its people. We like our maple syrup, our Live Free or Die freedoms, and our time-honored traditions, which we hold on to like the enduring spirit of The Old Man of the Mountain (we know it collapsed 20 years ago, but we’re still not over it).

It’s because of the people—our family and friends, neighbors we acknowledge with a nod and strangers we pass politely in Market Basket—that we’re launching Granite Post, a state-wide digital news outlet offering New Hampshire news you can use. 

As longtime journalists, we believe ensuring more people have access to factual information, especially in the online spaces where they are getting their news, will play a big role in the future of New Hampshire. In recent years, we’ve noticed many Granite Staters have increasingly become skeptical of what they’re seeing and reading online. That’s not surprising, considering how easy it is to come across misinformation and disinformation via heavily edited videos and viral memes. It’s become harder to separate fact from fiction as we all navigate endless scrolling on social media. 

We also believe in the power of human-centered reporting: No one knows New Hampshire better than you do, and we want to tell your stories.

We’ll dive into rural areas and the nuances of our state. We’ll report on the unique charm of New Hampshire and its people, and why we choose to live here.

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Hello, New Hampshire! We’re a new digital newsroom committed to reporting based on facts, science, and what matters most to Granite Staters. Meet our staff! 👋 Based in Enfield, community editor Katy Savage will be focused on lifting up local news you can use and people-centered stories that remind us why we all chose to call Granite State home. 👋Chief political correspondent Colin Booth currently lives in Epsom, and will be reporting on news that helps empower Granite Staters with the knowledge they need to make smart decisions for their families and in the voting booth. 👋Lily Jackson is our community development organizer. She’ll be putting her organizing skills to work by uplifting communities and strengthening partnerships throughout the Granite State. Please take a moment to follow us here and share this video to your feeds to help us get the word out! You can also read more at the link in bio. #newhampshire #granitestate #granitepost #newshampshirelife #nh #media #newengland

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When election season rolls around, we’ll be a local source you can trust, breaking down complex topics into easy-to-digest formats. Through on-the-ground reporting, we’ll lay out the facts and tell you the truth. Just as New Hampshire takes its role as first-in-the-nation seriously, so, too, will we.

We’ll also have some fun and be your respite from the traditional cycle of doom and negativity. Whether you’re looking for something to do this weekend, the best hiking in our area, the best local breweries, or New Hampshire’s hidden gems, we’ve got you covered. Our news is free, so people of all incomes can join us.

As we all know, it takes a community to build anything worthwhile, so we ask you to join us in this journey by signing up for our newsletter and following us on Facebook, Instagram, X/Twitter, and TikTok

For community-centered story ideas or suggestions, email Katy at [email protected].  

For political story tips, email Colin at [email protected]

 

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  • Katy Savage

    Katy Savage is an award-winning reporter with more than 10 years of experience working in daily, weekly and digital news organizations as both an editor and reporter. Based in Enfield, Katy is a New England native and has a passion for telling stories about where she grew up. In her free time, she enjoys running and being outside as much as possible.

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