Illini Media Needs Your Support!

Moving "Back to the Basement" was a crucial step to securing the future of Illini Media. Rent savings are significant, and although this is an important step in the right direction, we are continuing to explore new and diversified sources of revenue to ensure our future stability.  Private support from great friends like you is essential.

We need your help to keep Illini Media operating. 

Training responsible journalists and other media professionals is more important than ever. Independent student media provides an unparalleled training ground and allows students the freedom to investigate and report on the campus and community without fear of censorship. This is paramount as we forge ahead into the ever-changing world of media.

As we transition to a digital-first media organization, one of our biggest challenges is developing and supporting responsive digital products and replacing antiquated technology.  Your contribution will not only support current students with training, travel and enrichment opportunities, but it will allow us to invest in new technologies to ensure professional experience and opportunity.

Your contribution is necessary to continue the tradition of independent student media.

Here are a few examples of what your tax-deductible donations provide:
                  $50 pays for 1 month of the WPGU live stream
                  $100 sends 1 student to the Illinois College Press Association conference
                  $300 pays for 1 Adobe Creative Cloud license (we need at least 20 per year)
                  $500 sends 1 student to the annual College Media Association conference
                  $1,000 pays 1 month of WPGU transmitter antenna rent and utilities
                  $5,500 pays 1 month of rent in our new office space


About Illini Media
Illini Media is a nonprofit company founded in 1911 and is sustained by advertising revenue, student fees, yearbook sales, and donations from our alumni and friends. Our mission is to provide a unique learning environment to complement University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s academic areas, and to prepare students for future careers in media, broadcast, marketing, sales, and business.

Because we are an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization, your contribution to Illini Media (The Daily Illini, WPGU, and Illio) is tax deductible, as allowed by law.
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