This summer, The Electric, Great Falls’ only local, independent news organization, will celebrate five years in business with live local music, some delicious apps and celebrating the third Great Falls Greats contest and its winners.
The Electric was founded in 2017 by local journalist Jenn Rowell, who continues to operate the news site entirely on her own.
This anniversary party will be a celebration of local news and its supporters and also serve as a fundraiser to help add at least one part time reporter to help Jenn cover more ground, such as expanded education coverage, or sports or an events calendar.
Nationally, local news is struggling as corporate organizations cut print publications, trim staff and reduce resources.
But in Great Falls, The Electric is proving that this community cares about local journalism and that’s worth celebrating.
If you’re interested in sponsoring a table, email Jenn@theelectricgf.com.