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About Now Then

We're telling new kinds of stories – join us

As a worker-owned company and as a group of people, we believe that only deep-rooted, systemic change can address the social, economic and political challenges we collectively face as a city and as a society.

We want to use our platforms to explore this transition to a just society and a liveable planet, and ask how exactly we’ll get there. We’re looking out for the glimmers of a new world struggling to be born, as well as the ideas that will help us move from being a society based on extraction to one based on cooperation.

Through Now Then we aim to amplify marginalised voices excluded from the corporate media, celebrate Sheffield’s many different communities and share eye-opening perspectives on our city and its place in the world.

More than anything, we want to model a different kind of journalism – what we call ‘storytelling’ – that plays an active role in building the better world we so desperately need. We believe it’s not enough to just commentate from the sidelines.

If you have something to say – whether you want to write for us, collaborate with the Now Then team or just have information or recommendations to share – get in touch.

Code of Conduct

As a member of IMPRESS, Now Then adheres to the IMPRESS Standards Code in its reporting. This defines our conduct in the following areas: Accuracy, Attribution & Plagiarism, Children, Discrimination, Harassment, Justice, Privacy, Sources, Suicide and Transparency.

Complaints about breaches of the Standards Code are also handled independently by IMPRESS where required.

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We're committed to removing any barriers between you and our articles – but this means we have to find other ways to fund our award-winning community journalism.

We're building an alternative to the corporate media in Sheffield – something that brings us closer to where we need to be as a society. If you like what we do, consider donating to Now Then. You'll be helping us to sustain our platform for the benefit of Sheffield – and to keep our content free for everyone.

About Opus

Opus is a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Sheffield, established in 2008. Our projects include Now Then Magazine, Festival of Debate, Opus Distribution and UBI Lab Network.

Opus works to contribute upstream solutions to complex system problems. We do this through strategic partnerships, engaging arts and culture, research, identifying leverage points and co-creation. We incubate and deploy services, projects, platforms, decentralised networks and movements proportionate to the challenges ahead.