Authentic European news, sourced locally
The Local is the news brand for modern pioneers who seek daily, independent reporting from around Europe. Our journalists capture the essence of life across the continent, from the biggest breaking news stories of the day to the subtleties of local cultures and customs.
The Local is the largest English-language news network in Europe, with six million readers every month.
Our entertaining blend of daily news, business and features has made the site essential reading for foreign professionals in Europe. We now have editions in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, and Italy.
The Local is the leading media company bringing European news to cosmopolitan millennials. Our high-quality original reporting from nine European countries inﬂuences which stories go global, and helps deﬁne how those countries are seen internationally.
Our viral English-language content from around Europe breaks down international barriers and gives readers new insights into what makes the continent tick. From our roots as a start-up we now reach 6 million monthly unique visitors and are growing rapidly.
In advertising, our commercial content team has pioneered collaborative native concepts, working closely with clients to ﬁnd new social ways to reach audiences across national boundaries, always grounded in an understanding of what makes users read and share. Our journalists have worked in places including the BBC, the Jerusalem Post and the Telegraph.
Spread across Europe, our international team reflects our international audience. We come from many different countries and have lived and worked in many more. See who we are here.
Our board and owners
The Local was founded in 2004 by Paul Rapacioli and James Savage. Today the company is independently owned by private and institutional investors. Roughly 20% of the company is owned by members of staff.
We believe that the better you understand the world around you, the more you can contribute to it. People who live and think internationally are agents of progress. They spread ideas and knowledge, connect minds and resources, and increase tolerance and understanding.
The Local supports these modern pioneers by boosting their understanding of the countries they live in, move to, visit or do business with.
Balanced and accurate local reporting is fundamental to democracy and to our individual audience members’ ability to participate in their community. We recognize our responsibility to cover our countries faithfully and we will challenge willful misrepresentations of these countries by other media, commentators or politicians.
The five million people who read The Local each month are well-educated and well-informed. They have influential jobs in forward-looking sectors and an outward-facing perspective on life that makes them internationally adaptable. They want their news to be sourced locally, not delivered through the filter of a national news brand thousands of miles away.
Similarly, news desks around the world trust The Local’s coverage as the basis for their own foreign news articles, regularly citing our reports and seeking guidance from our journalists.
The Local is digital-only. We publish news on nine country-specific editions and gather the best of our country content here on our international edition.
We believe in sustainable journalism informed by a close relationship with our audience community. Anyone can read a limited number of our articles for free but paying members can read everything we produce, including in-depth member-only content. Members are also invited to exclusive news, careers and social events. Membership costs 5 EUR (or 50 SEK) per month and you can sign up here.
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