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The NewStandard, one of the only
reader-funded, collectively run, hard news sites on the web, will close its
doors in three weeks if it does not secure the necessary funding from readers
to continue publishing.

Maybe you're already a reader of The NewStandard. Maybe you've never heard
of it before. Either way, this message is for you, because everyone stands to
lose when an alternative to the corporate media is forced to shut down. And
we're hoping you will help to save it.

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The NewStandard, one of the only
reader-funded, collectively run, hard news sites on the web, will close its
doors in three weeks if it does not secure the necessary funding from readers
to continue publishing.

Maybe you're already a reader of The NewStandard. Maybe you've never heard
of it before. Either way, this message is for you, because everyone stands to
lose when an alternative to the corporate media is forced to shut down. And
we're hoping you will help to save it.

 

The NewStandard is entirely reader funded in order to remain
uncompromised and allow them to fearlessly tackle the underreported,
misreported, ignored and buried stories of our times, always from a
public-interest perspective.

As The NewStandard struggles for a financial footing, the Far Right's
"alternative" media operations barrel onward into the hard-news
field, regularly starting new websites. If The NewStandard ceases publication,
conservative and fundamentalist websites will continue to expand into online
hard news, just as corporate behemoths presently rule the print and broadcast
news realms.

In order to survive, The NewStandard needs to raise another $5,000 in
recurring monthly
donations
. You can donate anything upward from $3 a month. The average
donation is around $12 a month. If you already donate, and you still want to
help, forward this email far and wide, or even consider increasing your monthly
donation.

Please visit the site and pledge what you can: www.newstandardnews.net. It
will truly be a sad day if we cannot rally around this publication and save it.
If we do not, we'll be losing one of the country's most principled news
outlets.

In Solidarity,

The NewStandard Collective