About Taproot Publishing

We help communities understand themselves better.

We see a future in which communities are served by sustainably funded acts of journalism facilitated by technology. We equip individuals and organizations with the information they need to contribute to their community, make good decisions, and stay engaged with others.

Mack & Karen, Taproot Edmonton
Co-founders Mack Male and Karen Unland


Taproot Publishing Inc. was founded in 2017.

We're building a new way to do local journalism and a new way to fund it, because the business model that used to support local journalism is broken. We want to replace what is being lost with something that is sustainable and responsive to the communities we serve.

Edmonton Made

Taproot is proudly made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.