OUR MISSION: Albany Proper is an independent grassroots publisher dedicated to reporting on community and culture around New York’s Capital Region. We strive to strengthen and support people and causes through social interest storytelling.
Founded in 2012 as an alternative arts-focused website, Albany Proper has grown to cover a variety of topics that are important to our community.
Our style is simple — content should be clutter-free and visually-driven. The voices we amplify should be unique and with an emphasis on those that are historically excluded. The profits should not be a driving force.
CODE OF ETHICS: Albany Proper follows a set of journalistic guidelines while reporting and publishing our work. A code of ethics is made publicly available to make sure we keep our promise.
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY: If we had it our way, all social media comments would be disabled, as they are on our own website. If you disagree with this, you may be more comfortable in the comments section of other local news outlets — we’ve adopted this social media policy to not be like them.
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SUPPORT: As a grassroots publication that relies on no corporate funding or advertising revenue, Albany Proper depends upon individual contributions to expand our storytelling efforts while being able to pay local freelancers for their work. Please consider donating to the Albany Proper Freelancer Fund through a monthly ‘subscription’ donation. Your support will go directly to local creators, storytellers, photographers and writers. The more individual supporters we get, the more local stories will be published.
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Patrick’s work has been published internationally, including on the front pages of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. After a 10-year career in journalism and marketing, he is now pursuing a graduate degree in public administration. He founded Albany Proper in 2012.
David Howard King is an award-winning reporter and editor who served as State Government Editor for the Manhattan-based Gotham Gazette for eight years. He writes regularly on housing policy for Shelterforce and is a multiple New York Press Association award winner and was a co-recipient of a New York Press Club award. He's lived in and written about Albany since 2005.
Tyler A. McNeil joined Albany Proper as an Investigative Reporter in October of 2020 after a merger with Them + Us Media. McNeil specializes in investigative reporting on public policy, law, infrastructure, development, and municipal planning. He’s been featured in the Daily Gazette, Times Union, NYUP, Southern Saratoga Magazine, New Food, Wareham Week, Sippican Week, Amsterdam Recorder, New Food, and Townsquare Media.
Michelle is a local writer and filmmaker interested in healthcare, the environment, and social justice. Her work includes producing two feature-length documentaries as well as working with media giants The Food Network, Nickelodeon, Legendary Digital, A+E Networks, and multiple YouTube personalities. Originally from the Capital Region, Michelle currently lives in Troy with her partner and two birds.