I'm setting up Clayton County's first nonprofit news site after the county paper laid me off, following a previous round of layoffs and a 10% pay cut on what was a very low salary to start with.
I have a solid track record, an audience, and excellent web traffic numbers to continue to offer the citizens of Clayton County.
I am working with the Institute for Nonprofit News to put together a business plan for a sustainable news platform for Clayton County. The effort has two parts: a website and a podcast.
n the meantime, I am funding the prototype site out of my own pocket while I wait for unemployment checks to start. I need seed money for the basic startup expenses (licenses, subscriptions, etc.).
This is separate from any future pledges/sponsorships that would come directly under the business entity that needs to be set up.
If you believe in my work and my dedication to covering Clayton County, please consider kicking in. This is not for my personal expenses. I will happily post all such donations and the expenses they defray to claytoncrescent.com as a matter of transparency. This is for things like reimbursing me for the cost of the website, licenses, etc. to make claytoncrescent.com and The Real Story podcast separate entities.
Clayton County needs and deserves this kind of news coverage.
Thank you for your support and let's make this thing happen! #ClaytonCentric #SouthsideStrong
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