About The Canterbury Journal

The Canterbury Journal was started in early 2018 by Alex Lister and Alex Claridge. Alex Claridge comes from 20 years in local journalism and is an award-winning columnist. Alex Lister is a digital communications expert and a campaigner for local causes.

The Canterbury Journal provides a unique blend of local news and commentary. Students of history know that facts can be interpreted in different ways. Any reliable historical record must examine a variety of opinions and sources to be have academic merit. For this reason, The Canterbury Journal draws its analysis from contributors with a range of personal backgrounds and political persuasions.

We are committed to providing balanced, accurate, informed, and ethical journalism as laid out in the IPSO code of conduct. We do not tolerate abuse of any kind and are vehemently opposed to any discrimination based on ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, age or disability. We require all our contributors to adhere to this standard. This does not mean we shy away from tackling different points of view, however controversial. We endeavour at all times to balance journalistic integrity with the rights of individuals. This can be a difficult task to manage and we may not always get it right. If you feel that the Canterbury Journal has failed to live up to this promise, please contact us and tell us why.

The Canterbury Journal is more than a news website. It’s the history of Canterbury as it happens. Future generations of historians will look the Canterbury Journal for its accurate reporting, its debate and the celebration of differing opinions.

We live in one of the best cities in England if not the world. Canterbury needs us to tell its story.


The Canterbury Journal is produced by Canterbury Digital Ltd. Company number: 10433695. The Journal is funded by advertising from local businesses and automated display advertising from Google Adsense and Automattic Ads.