If you’re reading this, it’s probably safe to assume that you’re a fan of community journalism and appreciate the return of a local paper in North Denver. Thank you for reading. This has been an unprecedented year in nearly every way, including for local media. Since the pandemic started, local newspapers across the country have been closing, especially weekly and monthly papers. As small businesses temporarily or permanently closed, advertising dollars that sustain most local publications vanished overnight. Only a few months into publishing when the pandemic hit, we were almost one of them, but thanks to the support of so many people across North Denver we have continued to print and have actually grown slightly, making The Denver North Star the largest monthly community newspaper based in Denver.
As the year comes to an end, I’m asking for your help to improve the paper in two different ways. First, we’re honored that the Colorado Media Project has selected The Denver North Star as one of 25 news outlets across the state for a matching grant of up to $5,000. Every dollar we raise between now and December 31 will be matched, including monthly contribution commitments. Please note that contributions to The Denver North Star are not tax deductible. We hope to use the first $5,000 to help make up some of the lost ad revenue and the matching $5,000 to grow, adding more writers covering the type of investigative and community news pieces our community wants and deserves, and to expand our geographic reach slightly. A diversity of voices is important to bring you as many perspectives as we can. We also hope to start improvements on our website, newsletter, and other technology, including bringing you more stories in between print editions.
If you aren’t already a member, please consider becoming one this month when your contribution will be doubled.
- Basic membership is only $30/year. If you live outside our distribution area, or would like a 2nd copy each month, we’re happy to mail you a copy each month at your request.
- VIP membership is only $100/year. In addition to showing your strong support for community journalism, we’re also happy to offer VIP members a high quality Denver North Star t-shirt made by local business Nano Apparel.
If you prefer to pay by check, print the form at the bottom of this page and include it with your check. Please make your check payable to The Denver North Star and mail to:
The Denver North Star
PO Box 11584
Denver, CO 80211
Announcing Our Community Survey!
We want your help shaping the The Denver North Star in 2021. Many of our stories come from community tips and suggestions, and now we’re asking for your feedback to help us improve even more. By filling out our community survey, you can help us decide new columnists to add, what sort of news pieces to focus on, and more. You can fill out the survey here.
Thank you for reading and caring about our community. Please stay safe and warm this holiday season.
David Sabados is the publisher, editor, and sometimes paperboy for The Denver North Star. Formerly living in the Berkeley neighborhood, he jumped Federal looking for cheaper rent and now lives in Sunnyside with his fiance Emma and their rescue lab Isley.