Mainstreet Daily News is a local, independent news outlet dedicated to telling the story of Gainesville and its surrounding area. Our mission is to inform, engage, and inspire our readers to make a difference in the communities and neighborhoods we serve.
We bring to this mission more than 100 years of combined journalism experience—accumulated from coast to coast and from the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., to the high school sports fields of Alachua County. We have deep ties to North Central Florida and want to see it flourish.
Our coverage area includes Gainesville and Alachua County, plus Columbia, Levy, Suwannee, Union, Bradford, Gilchrist, Clay and Dixie counties.
Mainstreet Daily News is committed to bringing you the highest quality journalism, pounding the pavement to cover the stories you care about most. We have a small staff, but we aim to deliver more street-level than suite-level reporting.
We are dedicated to factual accuracy and fairness in our reporting, in keeping with the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics. And as often as possible, we will report on potential solutions to the issues we cover. We aspire to be a newsroom that listens to its audience and creates real value and community improvement through journalism.
We do not shy away from covering scandals and other bad news, but we also look for the good—because there’s plenty of it. We are a hopeful team, and we want that to come through in our reporting. We aim to take you to places you haven’t been and introduce you to people you likely haven’t met in this wonderful corner of the world we call home.
Delivering worthwhile local news and reporting is a community-wide effort. If you have story ideas, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you will partner with us in this endeavor—by reading and sharing our stories, sending tips, and telling your friends about our work here in North Central Florida.
Because good local journalism matters!