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.

VOTING GUIDE: Local elections are important — that’s why we gathered all the resources you need to actively participate in your right to vote. Our guide will help you register to vote, check your registration status, sign up for election reminders, and see what choices appear on your local ballots.

‘WHO DO I CALL?’: A list of alternative resources for your local non-emergency public safety needs.

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 a social media policy to not be like them.

REPUBLISHING GUIDELINES: Our work is made available to the noncommercial public to republish with certain restrictions. Please see our guidelines for more information.

OPEN DATA: The Albany Proper Open Data portal gives you unrestricted access to the source data behind our reporting and reinforces our mission of promoting civic engagement and discourse on public policy, politics, government and other matters of city and statewide concern. This data is freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, intellectual property rights, or other mechanisms of control.

SUPPORT: Albany Proper is an entirely volunteer-run publication and does not accept donations at this time. Your support can instead come in the form of sharing our content.

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