This was always meant to be temporary.
The Northumberland Hub website will stop publishing on February 15, 2019, with its last edition appearing that morning. The email newsletter will also cease at that time.
The Hub was meant to be a tool to help those people who were looking for local news sources online. And, it has served its audience faithfully since September 2018, five days per week, with links to stories produced by 15 news outlets.
The idea was to drive people to these sources in the hopes they would bookmark them and return without needing the Hub.
After careful consideration by the Local News Northumberland (LNN) working group, spearheading this project, it appears the need for these tools has faded based on statistics and a survey done in December.
Also, the group’s resources have dwindled.
This project was done by a student of the Loyalist College Journalism and Communications program since October. The grant, which covers this person’s salary, is gone. So, it seemed timely to end the project and move on.
The LNN will continue to work in the community to strengthen and support local news in Northumberland County. Please keep an eye on us as we work hard to meet our mandate.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know via email using this link.