A special editor's note from Joshi about our fundraise
Well deserved recognition. You make your subscribers feel like important friends. When I read The Mill I am moved, invigorated, and I know I can trust what I read. As Colin Powell said, "if you trust your leaders, you will follow them, if only out of curiosity"
Excellent news! You all deserve a huge, spine-dislocating, pat on the back (ok, maybe not that life-changing, but excellent local journalism can indeed change lives for the better).
Fantastic news and what a brilliant, emotional read.
Great to hear of this investment, well done! It's good to see quality journalism thrive (Reach et al take note), especially when it reflects places outside London. Another giant leap for The Mill!
Very moving Joshi and well done.
Fantastic heartening news.Always so refreshing to read The Mill , often covering topics that I would never otherwise know about.Such an antidote to"mainstream" media. Onwards and upwards!!
I remember when I saw that “newsletter” from Reach pop up, thinking that The Mill was clearly having an impact beyond just its subscriber base- the irony being of course, that it was nowhere near as good as The Mill.
I’m pretty sure that most of us who subscribe, don’t just do it for the articles and news you give us(which are excellent, obviously!). We also do it because we believe in what you and your team are doing, Joshi. Congratulations on what you’ve all achieved so far and the best of luck for the future.
Congratulations Joshi and team. Sometimes good things do happen to people doing good things, and it’s very heartening to hear 😊
That’s great news. Inevitability, with expansion, comes greater responsibilities and I hope the journalism of this wonderful local publication continues to highlight local issues.
Joshie, I wish you well, with the team you have around you will I’m sure you will continue the good work.
Congratulations on everything you and the team have achieved, I'm sure your Dad would be so proud of you and the Mill x
Reading The Mill is my way of keeping in touch with my Mancunian roots now I have moved away to Rossendale. Keep up the excellent reporting x
Absolutely delighted to read this. I am so pleased that more open, honest, clear and local journalism will be available in other places.
The back story at the end really touched me, I channelled some similar feelings into doing a PhD so this sort of thing definitely resonates with me, looking forward to seeing what happens next (p.s. please expand into Newcastle ;))
This is fantastic news and just reward for all the hard work and effort. It prompted me to check when I first subscribed which turned out amazingly to be Sept 2020. Can’t believe the progress in that time. Well done!
Delighted that your ambitions for The Mill are unbounded and realised at the same time.I found the Guardian coverage today however a little carping and condescending in its assessment of The Mill readership.Maybe I won't be supporting the Guradian (sic) with regular donations so often in the future.Good journalism shouldn't be concentrated in London when many great journals of reporting have their roots in other cities across Britain.I was also impressed by the parsimony of your one year anniversary celebration.Maybe you can afford a Chinese takeaway for the team next year?
Congratulations! It's a singular achievement. I'm sure your mother is very proud, and your father would have been too. Plus you're a great spotter of talent.