The journalism you depend on also depends on you.
We have a favor to ask. As you may know, in the era of so-called 'fake news,' journalism is under intense scrutiny. At the local level, online, independent publishers provide a valuable source for truly local journalism. Unlike other media in our market, ThisisReno is locally owned and operated, and we provide an authentic local voice for important news and events in the greater Reno area.
We have maintained the idea that Reno news should be open and free to everybody. Unlike other news outlets, we try to minimize advertising, we do not charge subscriptions, and we do not charge readers to access the news. Our archives, which date back to 2009, remain open and searchable at no charge.
But we need your help.
ThisisReno's award-winning news coverage takes an incredible amount of effort and hard work to produce. We pay our freelancers--not as much as we'd like--and want to bring on more journalists to continue reporting city and county government, elected officials, the university and the school district. We also want to continue to provide incredible photo galleries of local events, live videos, events coverage and more publicity for our local non-profits.
Any contribution helps. We need $2,000/month to maintain what we are doing now -- paying freelancers to produce stories, photos and videos (in addition to overhead such as software, rent, insurance, public records requests, etc). At $750/month, we can fund a new part time sports reporter. Another $750/month will enable us to have a dedicated, part time arts reporter.
Supporters at monthly levels -- starting at only $5/month -- will be considered supporting members, which includes:
- Access to our closed Facebook group*
- Discounts to ThisisReno hosted events
- Your name and/or business listed on our website
Becoming a member will reach our modest financial goals and help us become sustainable indefinitely. Thank you for your support.
*Fine print: Group membership is moderated and not guaranteed. We reserve the right to add and remove members at our discretion.