Dear friends of MintPress,
Our free press is on life support, which is why we are ecstatic to announce our brand-new MintPress News Citizen Activist program to help revive the fourth estate!
It’s up to us, the citizens, to bring power back into our own hands and away from the elite 1 percent who command the lion’s share of the press. Becoming a MintPress Activist means you desire to see in-depth stories that transcend party lines, hold the establishment accountable and expose the powerful and wealthy interests that influence government policy both at home and abroad. This is the kind of well-rounded, thoughtful journalism that you simply cannot get from the mainstream media establishment.
That’s why we need your help to continue to provide you with the hard-hitting reporting that only independent watchdog journalism organizations can give.
Over the next six months, we will be recruiting people like you – MintPress Citizen Activists – in order to grow our organization by opening up a 100-percent independent revenue stream for investigative projects and news programs. This is a program of recurring monthly sustainers who wish to sponsor and support MintPress News in our effort to provide the most accurate and extensive reporting possible, as we have been doing for the last five years.
You can become a MPN activist for as little as $5 to $100 dollars a month, with different key incentives at each level. Our sponsorship levels are as follows:
Our citizen-based program aims to develop a new self-sustaining revenue stream so as to avoid relying too heavily on advertising and other forms of revenue. Our ultimate goal is to fund 80 percent of our journalism through MintPress Citizen Activists. As a MintPress Activist, your dollars go directly toward our reporting efforts, funding everything from exclusive interviews with the likes of economist Mark Blyth and thought leaders like Dr. Cornel West, to allowing us to travel to areas of the journalistic world where mainstream reporters simply won’t go.
In the current political climate, we believe that having independent, citizen-funded and authentic news coverage is vital to keeping the governments and corporations who rule over us in check. You can help us do that by becoming a MintPress Citizen Activist – an activist for the independent journalism that we need now more than ever.
This BBSNews article originally appeared on MintPress News.