It’s been one week since we began asking you, our readers, to support the work of the Long Beach Post — and the response has been encouraging.
The number of readers who have stepped up and committed to making a monthly contribution, or shown their support with a one-time gift, has shown us that there is a sustainable path forward for keeping independent, hyperlocal journalism funded.
But if you haven’t contributed yet, we still need your help.
As you’ve no doubt heard, the entire independent news media model is in trouble. As local news outlets are being bought up and gutted by national conglomerates, and advertising dollars are continuously siphoned away from small publishers by online behemoths like Google and Facebook, it’s becoming untenable to rely on advertiser support alone.
It’s become clear that the way forward is to look to readers like you for support, and many of you have already answered that call.
If you’ve already committed to making a monthly contribution to the Post, or you’ve supported us with a one-time gift, thank you. Your support allows us to continue publishing the stories you care about, and investigating the issues that matter to you. Eventually, your support will help us expand our newsroom so we can deepen our coverage of the city even further.
If you haven’t contributed yet, and you are in a position to give, please take a moment to consider what the daily news and information you find on the Long Beach Post is worth to you, and consider making a monthly or one-time contribution.
For as little as $5 a month, you can help ensure the future of local journalism in Long Beach.
Because we believe that local news should be available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, we’re not putting up a paywall or limiting the number of stories you can read on our site for free. If you’re not in a position to give at this time, please continue to read and share the stories that matter to you. Our local journalism will continue to be open to everyone.
From all of us here at the Long Beach Post, thank you.
Free news isn’t cheap.
We believe that everyone should have access to important local news, for free.
However, it costs money to keep a local news organization like this one—independently owned and operated here in Long Beach, without the backing of any national corporation—alive.
If independent local news is important to you, please consider supporting us with a monthly or one-time contribution. Read more.