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 workshops that promote civic engagement and research on how to make local journalism sustainable.
With your help, we can turn the tide for community journalism.
When you give:
Gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of applicable laws.
Our Local Journalism Project is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
Donations may also be made online or by check.
Make checks to The Local Journalism Project, and
mail your donation to us c/o the 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 benefit reports for 2019, 2020, and 2021 are available here.
We are enormously grateful to a group of 18 community-minded investors – call them “venture philanthropists” – who have helped us get started.
Now we are planning a new stock offering this summer to raise additional capital to get through our start-up years and become sustainable. It includes a Direct Public Offering, which broadens community ownership, allowing Massachusetts residents to become shareholders with a $500 minimum investment.
Please email us if you would like to learn more about our business plan.