UpNorthNews is a digital source of Wisconsin news and fact-based information created to help grow the ranks of democracy’s most valuable asset: the well-informed voter. We seek to increase civic pride and participation by providing informed, localized coverage of important issues and people across the state in order to empower and inspire Wisconsinites to take part in their democracy.
UpNorthNews is a progressive news site: We believe in the worth and potential of every person no matter their background, party label, or bank balance, and that all agents and institutions of power should be measured by their impact on the greater community.
The decline of local and state news coverage from traditional media outlets is having a negative impact on civic participation, and we believe this is best addressed by creating a new generation of digital outlets that provide news and storytelling that is true, comprehensive, and compelling.
We believe local journalism is both a service to our community and a statement of pride. We are unabashedly Wisconsin proud and driven to highlight our state’s greatest qualities as well as our daily challenges.
UpNorthNews is owned and operated by Courier Newsroom, a progressive media company owned in part by the nonprofit organization ACRONYM. Courier Newsroom and its affiliated sites operate independently from ACRONYM. The managing editor of each site, in addition to Courier Newsroom’s editor-in-chief, has sole discretion and control over the editorial process.