This has been an incredibly difficult decision, I’ve tried everything I can think of to avoid it, but recent changes in my circumstances mean there is nothing else I can do.
I’m more sad about this than I can say, I’ve fought for years to keep The Tribune going, but the combination of time and money it requires to do that has become more than I can manage.
I want to thank everyone for all the support The Tribune has been given. I would never have been able to keep it going as long as I did without the loyalty of so many subscribers and supporters. I know how much so many of you value independent media and I am so sorry that I was not able to keep The Tribune thriving in that space.
Justin Shaw and I started The Tribune seven years ago and I’ve loved every minute of it, even the really difficult ones, and I am so proud of everything all the amazingly talented Tribune writers have accomplished. Some of them - Paula Mathewson, Ben Pobjie and Tim Dunlop - have been with me from the very beginning, I can never thank them enough for their staunch loyalty. Over the last few years my regular writers like Amy Gray, Brocklesnitch, Shelley Stocken, Jo Thornely, Chrys Stevenson, Evan Beaver, Andrew Tiedt, El Gibbs and so many others were hilarious, intelligent, insightful thoughtful and endlessly supportive. I know I don’t need to wish them future success, their talent and dedication make that inevitable.
I am not selling the site or taking it down. I will continue to write as often as I can and I will always be open to publishing other writers – only where they ask me to and are happy to waive a fee. This will be a volunteer project only, the Tribune will not be operating as a commercial business in any way.
Thank you again for your support.