By David Sabados
Back in September, we updated the community that the paper has been struggling financially. Thank you to everyone who donated, offered ideas or just offered up kind words of support. We truly appreciate all of you. Today, I wanted to share an update, and again ask for your help.
As you might know, we publish both The Denver North Star here in NW Denver and The G.E.S. Gazette, which serves the Globeville, Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods. This month, we made the decision to stop publishing a print edition of the Gazette and convert it to an online-only publication, in large part to reduce our overall costs. We have no plans to do the same with The Denver North Star and will continue to produce a physical paper, but we do need your help.
We’re honored to once again be the recipients of a $5,000 matching grant from the Colorado Media Project. In order to receive the funds, we need to raise at least $5,000 from the community. This is the fifth year they’ve chosen us in a competitive grant process that recognizes locally owned publications that are producing high-quality journalism.
So far this month, we’ve raised about $2,400 and have an overall fundraising goal of $10,000. Please consider including The Denver North Star in your year-end giving. Our costs, like most small businesses, have increased dramatically. As other local businesses have struggled, advertising revenue has also decreased. While we have stabilized some costs since we wrote to you in September, we need your help to meet our fundraising goal.
We have three easy ways for you to contribute:
- When you contribute by check, 100% of your donation comes to us without fees. Mail your check to:
The Denver North Star, P.O. Box 11584, Denver CO 80212.
- Contribute online using any major credit card. Enter the amount yo’d like to give, and don’t forget to finish the checkout process!
- Support us through Venmo @denvernorthstar.com
However you choose to give, thank you for caring about keeping high-quality community journalism here in North Denver. And, happy holidays.
David Sabados is the publisher of The Denver North Star and its sister publication, the G.E.S. Gazette.