Support the Indie
Independent journalism keeps us informed, connected, curious, involved. That’s why we started the Independent. But we want to do more than put out a good paper. We are committed to creating a future for this experiment. When you give, you help make that happen. Your gift supports the work of aspiring journalists. It also funds special reporting – in depth stories on issues of critical importance here. Let’s turn the tide for community journalism.
When you give:
Gifts are tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsorship agreement
with the Center for the Study of Public Policy, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
Donations may also be made by check.
Make checks to the Center for the Study of Public Policy and write Local Journalism Project in the memo line.
Mail your donation to: Provincetown Independent, P.O. Box 1034, Provincetown, MA 02657
Invest: we have raised half of the start-up capital we need to become sustainable
They say it’s nuts to launch a local newspaper at a time when wide swaths of America are becoming “news deserts.” We launched the Provincetown Independent in 2019 because we want to change that. We are inspired by publishers and editors of other small local newspapers who tell us they are succeeding.
What is working for them? They focus on quality and keep reinvesting profits in their public service missions.
We are incorporated as a Massachusetts benefit corporation and our vision is to become a healthy part of the local economy, supported by readers and advertisers, and able to contribute in the community by improving our reporting and adding local jobs as we grow. Our 2019 Benefit Report is here.
We are enormously grateful to a group of community-minded investors – call them “venture philanthropists” – who have helped us get started.
Now we are planning a new stock offering for winter 2021-22 to raise additional capital to get through our start-up years and become sustainable.
Please email us if you would like to learn more about our business plan.