NPI's Cascadia Advocate on Apple News
NPI's Cascadia Advocate on Apple News

Through­out The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate’s now fif­teen plus years of exis­tence, we have always tried to make its con­tent as acces­si­ble as pos­si­ble. For exam­ple, we’ve always offered the full text of the most recent posts through our RSS feed.

And when Face­book and Twit­ter came along a few years lat­er, we made it pos­si­ble to dis­cov­er con­tent from this blog through those social media platforms.

Today, we’re hap­py to announce that The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate is avail­able through Apple News. If you’re an iOS, watchOS, or macOS Mojave user, you can now read our lat­est posts from with­in Apple’s News app. Pret­ty cool!

To ensure The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate appears in your list of favorite news sources, do a search for “Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate” in Apple News and tap the heart-shaped Love but­ton to make it one of your favorites.

What we like the most about Apple News is that it pro­vides a superb read­ing expe­ri­ence, espe­cial­ly on mobile, where con­tent is opti­mized for both the iPhone and the iPad. Apple News also makes it easy to keep read­ing after you’ve fin­ished a post by show­ing you oth­er recent and relat­ed posts we’ve published.

We also appre­ci­ate that Apple News is not a vehi­cle for data col­lec­tion like apps from oth­er big tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­nies we could name.

As the tech giant explains in its mar­ket­ing mate­ri­als: “Apple News uses on-device intel­li­gence to rec­om­mend sto­ries and access­es your infor­ma­tion only with your per­mis­sion, nev­er shar­ing it with oth­ers. And we don’t allow adver­tis­ers and pub­lish­ers to track you — so only you know what you’ve read.”

Apple News was orig­i­nal­ly intro­duced for iOS in Sep­tem­ber of 2015. Late last year, it became avail­able on Macs with the release of macOS Mojave.

Last week, dur­ing a glitzy event at the Steve Jobs The­ater, Apple announced an enhanced ver­sion of Apple News, News+, which includes sub­scrip­tions to a num­ber of mag­a­zines and news­pa­pers (although not nec­es­sar­i­ly unfet­tered access to all the con­tent pub­lished by those mag­a­zines and news­pa­pers) for $9.99 a month.

The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate is avail­able through the reg­u­lar Apple News app and does not require a sub­scrip­tion to News+ to enjoy. Although there is no pay­wall, if you want to sus­tain our research-dri­ven advo­ca­cy and keep the analy­sis and com­men­tary flow­ing, we do invite you to become a mem­ber of the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute. You can donate month­ly or week­ly at a lev­el you choose.

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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