With just one click, you can help 39 Chicago independent media outlets

The second and final week of the Chicago Independent Media Alliance’s annual joint fundraiser begins today. Donors have already given more than $50,000 to support 39 of Chicago’s most innovative independent newsrooms. Our campaign ends one week from today at midnight (ok, 11:59 p.m.) on Monday, October 17.

In one click, you can distribute a donation among the 39 points of sale. This is an incredible opportunity to strengthen local news in Chicago and ensure you continue to have access to a host of unique voices every day.

You can also choose to donate to one or two or a few of your favorite Chicago news outlets, like La Raza, McKinley Park News, Newcity, or Third Coast Review. These donations – to individual media – will be matched 1 for 1 as long as matching funds remain. And thank you to our foundation supporters: MacArthur Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation, Square One Foundation, and Crossroads Fund, as well as our media partners, the Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ Chicago.

These 39 local media outlets amplify the voices of Chicago. Trust and credibility in government and local institutions suffers when local media are lost or diminished. Through our journalism, Third Coast Review and other local media have the ability to inform our community, showcase local arts and culture, and show the many ways we are connected to each other. Your support allows us all to be part of the community we serve.

With just one click, you can help empower all of Chicago’s independent media. Please donate today.

It’s also a great opportunity to learn about and connect with local Chicago newsrooms you may not have heard of before. See the full list above. Pick and choose who to give to, or with one click you can support them all!

Please note that donations to CIMA are not tax deductible.

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