The Idaho Statesman’s Coronavirus Local Reporting Fund
Give to support the Idaho Statesman as we cover the coronavirus crisis in our communities.
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COVID-19 Local News Fund (via Local Media Foundation)
Local news needs your support
Like many media outlets around the country, we at the Idaho Statesman have taken down our paywall on crucial health and safety coronavirus coverage that affects your daily life.
But while that critical coverage is free and open to the public, it is far from free to produce.
I get emotional when I talk about how the Idaho Statesman’s staff has risen to this current challenge day-in, day-out without fear or complaint. I have never been more proud of our crew.
We are getting by through the generous support of our subscribers — some who have been with us in print for 60 years, others who just signed up for a digital subscription yesterday.
But as we face an unprecedented decline in revenue from our valued advertising partners, we are looking for new ways to support this critical reporting for our state.
In short, we need your help.
That’s why we’re establishing the Idaho Statesman’s Coronavirus Local Reporting Fund. With your tax-deductible donation today, we can earmark your generous contributions to keep our work as strong and in-depth as it has been, and continues to be.
We’ll continue to track information on each and every coronavirus case, death and recovered patient numbers. We’ll continue to offer data, context and analysis on how this pandemic has affected our health care system; challenged our homegrown small businesses and larger Idaho-based companies alike; and altered how our students are being educated — most from home. We’ll closely follow any changes to the stay-home order and roll out up-to-date information as our economy and communities open up when it’s safe to do so.
Thank you, genuinely, for supporting your local newspaper during the crucial time!
Idaho Statesman editor
The Idaho Statesman - COVID-19 Local News Fund is a program administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association. LMF is raising funds for educational activities; specifically, to educate the public on COVID-19 issues. LMF is providing funds to this news organization and many others to support this important educational project. All money raised by this effort will go directly to support COVID-19 reporting, to make sure the public has essential facts on this important topic.