The Sprawl


The Sprawl began in 2017 as a Calgary pop-up journalism experiment and a “slow journalism” antidote to non-stop breaking news. In keeping with our pop-up roots, we focus on digging deep into one local story at a time rather than trying to cover everything at once. We experiment with different formats as we go, including radio/podcast (for our show Sprawlcast), comics, zines… and more!

The Sprawl is a trailblazer of crowdfunded local journalism in Canada, relying on the support of readers and listeners.

In 2023, The Sprawl was named Alberta Magazine of the Year by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association.

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PO Box 31040 Bridgeland
Calgary, AB T2E 9A3