Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for nearly four decades, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its vibrant cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press.
Local news outlets – many of them small, independent businesses like the Chronicle – are reeling as the coronavirus spreads. Our fellow alt-weeklies are bleeding out, with mass layoffs announced and even some closing their doors for good. We've moved to a biweekly print production schedule, but cutting printing costs is not enough to make up for the staggering loss of advertising. We've reduced hours for most of our staff of 44, across every department.
No one at the Chronicle has been laid off, and everyone still has their insurance. We’re committed to resuming normal operations and restoring everyone to their regular 40 hours a week. We’re committed to keeping up our high journalistic standards. We’re committed to supporting our community. We’re committed to finding new partnerships and revenue opportunities. We’re just committed, y’all.
But we need your help.
If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10, or whatever you can afford in these uncertain times.
Donate $5 or more and and you’ll be recognized online and in the first print issue of every month.
Supporters who make a monthly donation of $5/month or more, or a one-time donation of $60 or more, will receive a Chronicle gift pack (includes swag, sticker, and various surprises).
Contribute $35/month, or a one-time donation of $420 or more, and you’ll become a member of the Chronicle Club. Club members receive perks throughout the year including access to private events, breakfast with Chronicle staff, party perks, a Chronicle gift pack, and more. Rewards will be delayed until the directive to work from home is lifted and we get back into our offices.
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