Kitsap Sun Journalism Fund

In the current misinformation world that we live in, it’s essential to have journalism-standard local news and information, such as that provided by the Kitsap Sun. For those wishing to keep local news strong, there is now a means to support the Sun (besides the usual and desired methods of purchasing a subscription to the Sun or buying advertisement space from it).

As described in the 10 Jan. 2021 article referenced below, you can now contribute to a nonprofit journalism fund, created through the Kitsap Community Foundation. As described in the article: “Money raised will go to fund a reporter to cover a specifically outlined topic area that we feel is clearly in the public’s interest, at a time when such reporting continues to be expensive and at risk.”

The article says that you can contribute by going to the Kitsap Community Foundation website and then following the “Donate to a fund” link , then selecting “Kitsap Sun Journalism Fund,” or you can mail a check to P.O. Box 3670, Silverdale, WA 98383. [The easiest way that I found to get to the donate button at the Foundation’s website was to type kcf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/list into my browser, and then enter into the search block (at the end of the list) Kitsap Sun Journalism Fund.]
     — see David Nelson, “A new effort to help grow local news,” Kitsap Sun, 10 Jan. 2021, Print, 1C and 3C; Web, https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/opinion/columnists/2021/01/10/david-nelson-new-effort-fund-more-local-news/6610248002/

Why is there a post on this environmental blog advocating for local news? Because without robust local news and without reporters informing our community of threats to our environment and habitat, then our environment and habitat will be sliced away by those trying to maneuver unseen. We need accurate and timely information shining light on environmental issues so that citizens have the opportunities to write letters to the editor, write letters to their legislators, and provide testimony at public meetings. Local newspapers—with their reporters on the ground—provide that light and those opportunities.          MRM

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