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The Speaker was begun in late 2013.
Staff We have / have had around 50 journalists, photojournalists, experts, and contributors.
2020 Update: We stopped publishing a few years ago and focussed on other things. We’re going to restart in 2020, pending finding the writers, but TheSpeaker will be different. Before, we published news stories like a newspaper does. When we restart, we’ll be publishing mostly within our chosen topics.
You might notice all our social media is re-set. Yes, we used to have different social media pages – we started fresh with our new domain. We also have our articles published on a few large pages on the main platforms that are run by friends. During the past couple years the things we’ve been doing have involved a lot of social media work, so once we start again with the new writers social media will be able to grow fast, and provide lots of places for our readers to comment and discuss.
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