Every month, we continue to welcome great news partners onto Nextdoor who encourage local dialogue around news topics in communities across the country.
Today, we are excited to announce our first news partner in Southern California, The San Diego Union-Tribune! After a great initial response,The Union-Tribune is officially letting all San Diegans know that they can now connect with the paper on Nextdoor.
The Union-Tribune has used Nextdoor to share a variety of stories with San Diego residents that have sparked interesting conversations at the local level and even led to future stories.
For example, the Union-Tribune used Nextdoor to start in-depth discussions about high prices at the San Diego Zoo and homelessness at the city’s new downtown library. A discussion about an “anti-Islamophobia” curriculum at San Diego schools also created a thoughtful and informative discussion with those local families affected by the curriculum.
“We’ve been providing local news to the community in San Diego since 1868, but in today’s changing times, we need to reach our readers in new ways,” said Jeff Light, publisher and editor in chief of The San Diego Union-Tribune “Nextdoor is a social network that’s a great fit for the kinds of stories we provide already. We’re excited to share stories on this platform – and use it as a way to listen to our neighbors to tell more of the kinds of stories they care about.”
Nextdoor gives The San Diego Union-Tribune a new way to reach the community. Many Union-Tribune reporters are members themselves and have seen first-hand how engaging community conversations happen on Nextdoor. Now, with News on Nextdoor, The San Diego-Union Tribune can be part of that conversation. At the same time, Nextdoor members can now easily stay in the know about issues affecting their neighborhoods.
We look forward to continuing a successful partnership with The San Diego Union-Tribune and thank them for providing important content to our members.
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The San Diego Union-Tribune is piloting News on the Nextdoor platform.