About The London Economic (TLE)
The London Economic is a digital newspaper with a London heritage and a genuine London mindset.
We support liberal, progressive and pro-business viewpoints and look to counter the spread of far-right rhetoric dominating the mainstream media.
Last year TLE was among the most shared publications in Britain with the most read news story of the last General Election.
We are run entirely by a volunteer team of journalists and contributors who espouse our values as an independently run news organisation.
The London Economic was founded in 2013 by Jack Peat and Joe Mellor as a blog sharing platform for likeminded journalists and bloggers.
After growing the number of contributors, readership and social media reach in the early years, the publication branched out to include property, food, sport, film, music, travel and lifestyle pages, which are edited on a voluntary basis by a team of sub-editors.
Today the newspaper is still run largely on a part time, voluntary basis with very few overheads and a low running cost, but has the foundations of a fully-fledged digital publication with a sizeable reach.
We support investigative journalism, which is in alarming decline, using voluntary donations from readers.
We believe that far-right rhetoric has come to dominate much of the mainstream press and that the concentration of ownership among a select group of wealthy individuals is a detriment to the role of a free press in a modern democracy.
As a London newspaper catering for a genuine London mindset we take a pessimistic view of the Brexit process and the impact it is likely to have on the country.
We take a pro-business stance and support the sort of entrepreneurism that London does so well to foster, and we adopt an inclusive and welcoming rhetoric as well as supporting minorities and under-represented parts of society.
With inequality never far away we also tackle the big issues facing inner-city life, unreservedly and unapologetically. We work to give a voice to those who are becoming increasingly marginalised elsewhere.
For more information about the type of journalism you can expect from The London Economic, read TLE Editor Jack Peat’s 5 year round-up here: https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/opinion/five-years-of-the-london-economic/23/08/.
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