The Miami Herald Coronavirus Reporting Fund - COVID-19 Local News Fund

Help fund local COVID-19 reporting in our community

$35,576 by 470 people

$350,000

COVID-19 Local News Fund (via Local Media Foundation)

Local news needs your support



Dear reader,

We need your help.

Coronavirus has brought unanticipated and significant challenges to our families and our South Florida communities. How we respond to and navigate through this pandemic is the biggest story of our lives.

At the Miami Herald we feel a responsibility to ensure we share the full picture with you. Our team published more than 1,700 stories in March and April, plus uncounted videos, Q&As, newsletters and voice updates. Much of this reporting goes beyond breaking news and reflects the enterprising journalism we have consistently produced, going back 117 years. We dive deep in our reporting, delivering answers to questions both asked and anticipated. This is the kind of work that rarely appears in other local media.

We are grateful we can be here for you.

And like you, we are stressed. About our health and our ability to do our work. The pandemic has brought layoffs, furloughs and salary reductions to newsrooms large and small, including the SunSentinel, Miami New Times, and the Palm Beach Post. We’re fighting like mad to hold the line, like many local businesses, and so far we’ve done so thanks to your readership and support via digital and print subscriptions.

But it’s a steep hill, and we’re thinking creatively about how to climb it.

If you see value in what we’re doing every day, and if you can support us, please help us bridge this gap.

Your tax-deductible gift can ensure we continue to report on the coronavirus and all of its impacts across our diverse communities. We aim to raise $350,000 to keep our reporters digging for information on your behalf, our visual journalists capturing the images and our editors fine-tuning the work to deliver essential news and information to you.

If we are so fortunate as to raise more, we will look forward to adding to our Miami Herald coronavirus reporting team.

With help from the Local Media Foundation, your gift goes directly to ensuring sustainability for the Herald and continued accountability reporting as we navigate this critical time. Not to the bottom line, but directly to the newsroom.

The Miami Herald - 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.




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Anonymous made a donation

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Daniel Montana made a donation

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FREEDOM OF THE PRESS = DEMOCRACY made a donation

8 hours ago

$25

Our democracy depends on a well informed public. Newspapers like the Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, the NY Times, the Washington Post, and other reputable news outlets are a foundation to democracy.

Anonymous made a donation

8 hours ago

We need honest reporting to hold Trump & DeSantis, in particular, to be held accountable!

Christine made a donation

9 hours ago

$100

We need you more than ever. I love your investigative reporting.

Linda Pincus made a donation

9 hours ago

$100

The Conway Family made a donation

9 hours ago

$100

Thanks for keeping us updated with vital local community information!

Nancy Cooper made a donation

9 hours ago

$100

The important work you do and the role of journalism has never mattered more to the way we live each day. Without your daily local coverage of the pandemic we would have little information on how to base our personal response. Since there is no local, state or federal leadership we can trust to get it right, we are tasked with making personal decisions on how to best navigate in this time of crisis. I appreciate you and support you and thank you so much. I hope this small donation helps.

gerald neas made a donation

10 hours ago

$25

Anonymous made a donation

10 hours ago

Miami need the truth and good reporting that you provide.

Cherry & Rick made a donation

10 hours ago

$100

Keep up the truth and good work. Thank you.

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