News-Times - COVID-19 Local News Fund

Give to support News-Times as we cover the coronavirus crisis in our communities.

$750 by 11 people

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

Local news needs your support

Local news needs your support.

Like many community media outlets, the News-Times is making health-related news about the coronavirus crisis free to the public. But it’s not free to us. Our team of journalists is working in our community every day, tracking down and verifying information about this disease and its impact on the region. And, they’re doing it a time when the global pandemic has brought the local economy to a near standstill — and advertising along with it. That new financial challenge means the News-Times must find new ways to provide important local news and information as a public service during this unprecedented crisis.

Many of you already subscribe, and for that we are grateful. But we now are also asking subscribers and non-subscribers to consider making tax-deductible donations earmarked for our coverage of this ongoing health crisis.

If you believe local, trusted information and reporting is critical, especially during these challenging times, please consider donating to help keep the News-Times able to provide reporting, coverage of local events and breaking news, and features that highlight the people and moments that define our community. Contributions to this fund will help pay for news resources to cover the impact of the virus on our local communities, information on the trend in positive cases, testing sites, businesses closures and re-openings, and the impact to on students during the state ‘Stay at home’ order. We will also leverage some of these funds to help our local businesses through our Community Marketing Grant.

Thank you for your support of The News-Times during this critical time.


News-Times - 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.

Supporters

John Lavrakas at Advanced Research Corporation made a donation

1 week ago

$250

The News-Times has been our primary source of local news since we moved to Newport in 2007. Your team is awesome, covering all the important news and community items in the County. Thanks for all you do!

Jeanne Anstine made a donation

2 weeks ago

$100

Love to all of you at the News-Times!

Anonymous made a donation

4 weeks ago

Local journalism is indispensable. The local newspaper gives us an enduring record of our lives. You are needed.

Anonymous made a donation

4 weeks ago

I appreciate your great work and am happy to provide support!

Anonymous made a donation

1 month ago

$50

We need the local news!!

Glenn Harris made a donation

1 month ago

$50

We can't lose you.

Anonymous made a donation

1 month ago

Your paper makes the City feel like a real city; large enough to be called a City yet small enough to be called a community. The local ads, editorials (whether we agree or not), first hand information - would hate to see the City without its paper.

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1 month ago

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Diedre Conkling made a donation

1 month ago

$25

Eric Pawlisko made a donation

1 month ago

$25

Thanks so much for all you do!!

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1 month ago

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