As many of you know, I’m the Publisher of Big Easy Magazine, online home for progressive New Orleans. From race, environmental, economic and social injustices to Saints commentary and coverage, we strive to cover the issues that matter most to New Orleanians, and we do so with the help of small businesses and from the people who pay to become members. Over the last year, we broke major news stories, a few of which garnered national attention. This wouldn’t be possible without your dedicated support.
Recently, as you may have heard, multi-millionaire and Advocate owner, John Georges purchased the Gambit and recently the Times Picayune, which leaves Big Easy Magazine as one of the only leading independent progressive voices for the people of New Orleans.
Now I’ll get straight to the point. Our continued existence depends on how much money we can raise within the next three weeks so that we can continue to pay our writers, hire and maintain the necessary sales staff and management and maintain our site. After bankrolling over $100k of my own personal funds, I’m pleading with you for your financial support. I’m confident that if we can raise $10,000 over the course of the next month we will be able to maintain our current staff and hire the additional staff necessary to keep Big Easy Magazine afloat.
With so many injustices and so many people who have never had a voice in our city, Big Easy Magazine is your voice, and the soul of New Orleans. Please fight for our continued existence. Don’t let big corporate media defeat us that easily.
Scott Ploof, CEO
- Rebecca Clesi
- Joseph Leydon
- Maxwell Ciardullo
- Jon Jadrich
- Beguani Massapura
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