A more fair Yukon for everybody
Despite what our detractors say, journalism is an act, not a profession.
Just ask the Pulitzer Prize committee who awarded a Special Citation to a 17 year-old girl with a phone.
Relying on close collaboration with readers, our work has exposed wrongdoing and corruption across the Yukon's government and political establishment.
This includes the corporations and non-profits they channel taxpayer money to.
We are a growing team of volunteers who make editorial decisions by consensus.
We are driven by a desire to make the Yukon a better and more fair place for everyone.
We are hated by some readers, supported by other readers and grateful for all readers.
Unlike all other Yukon news outlets, we are not beholden to advertisers and we get no public funding.
We make zero profit.
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Whitewash News started as a purely satirical news site with a good dose of truth.
Since late 2020, in response to reader tip-offs, we started doing non-satirical factual news stories also.
Why do we do what we do?
We live in an extremely wealthy part of Canada where goings on are largely hidden from the rest of the country.
The gap between the rich and poor in the territory is massive and getting worse over time.
Corruption in the territory is rife.
The majority of Yukoners either work for government or rely on government contracts or funding.
Yukon politicians and their beneficiaries often do what they want in the face of public opposition.
They get away with it because people are afraid of being fired from their job or losing out on a contract or public funding.
This weird reality makes it impossible for Yukoners to speak out, even when we want to scream.
It can also mean a cold shoulder from colleagues, neighbours and 'friends' who benefit from the corruption.
So how do we hold accountable those with the power to shape our lives and communities?
How do we limit the devastating hurt, damage and real trauma caused to regular Yukoners by people in positions of authority?
The level of real investigative journalism in the Yukon is nowhere near enough what a healthy society needs.
That's where you come in.
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We work with you and never reveal your identity unless you explicitly ask us to.