The Palm Springs Post is an independent, hyper-local news site dedicated to serving the community of Palm Springs — and only Palm Springs — with 100 percent original news reporting. It is owned and operated by one of your neighbors (profiled below) who saw gaps in our city’s news coverage and believed our community deserved better. The Post has no paywall, meaning readers do not have to pay to access stories. It is our belief that vital information needs to be seen by the people impacted.


We believe all Palm Springs residents deserve nonpartisan, unbiased coverage of the issues they care about. The Post aims to provide that by producing high-quality, objective local journalism that informs public decision-making, addresses the quality of life of our community’s citizens, holds our policymakers accountable, and tells our readers’ stories by listening to them and making sure they are valued and understood. In all that we do, earning the trust and respect of our audience is paramount. Our reporting will always be free to all.


The Palm Springs Post acknowledges the Cahuilla People as the original stewards of the land on which The Palm Springs Post now sits.  We are grateful to have the opportunity to work with the indigenous people in this place.  We pay our respect to the Cahuilla People past, present and emerging who have been here since time immemorial.


The Palm Springs Post is a member of LION (Local Independent Online News Publishers), the Indiegraf network of independent publishers, CalMatters, and soon the California News Publishers Association (CNPA). The Post’s editor is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).


The Post and its editorial staff adhere to the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists. How we deal with errors and omissions in our reporting is important to maintaining our integrity and the trust of readers and sources. When The Post publishes an error, we will acknowledge it and take appropriate steps to correct it as quickly as possible, both online and on our social media platforms. Readers who wish to alert us to errors and omissions can email us at editor@thepalmspringspost.com

Who creates The Post?

Mark Talkington / Editor

All content bylined in The Palm Springs Post is currently written and published by me. I am a Palm Springs resident who has spent more than three decades as a news professional at newspapers and online media sites both local and national. My LinkedIn profile is here. For 18 years I was an editor and news director for the homepage of Microsoft’s MSN.com. Prior to that I was a founding editor at ESPN.com, where I worked after leaving my last newspaper, The Desert Sun. At The Sun I worked the Sports desk and News desk, before ending my career there as Page 1 editor.

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