Who do you think should pay for FFA? – FFA

How ought to we fund our journalism? Put up a paywall? Bag a billionaire? As a substitute, we’d love so that you can step up and help our quiet media revolution

Three million. That’s how many individuals our journalism reaches in a 12 months.

As an impartial media organisation, it’s a quantity we’re pleased with – and one of many highlights of our Annual Review 2022-23. And when a few of these folks get in contact and use phrases corresponding to “lifeline” to explain how Constructive Information advantages them; it makes all we do worthwhile. 

However many of the three million folks studying our articles are doing so without spending a dime. We’re OK with that as a result of we’re right here to encourage as many individuals as doable, however the query is:

Who ought to pay for our uplifting journalism?

1. A billionaire?
Have been we to seek out one, a rich media mogul may cowl Constructive Information’ prices like they do for many of the world’s biggest media, however would we wish to be a mouthpiece for his or her political preferences?

2. Advertisers?
We provide promotions to companies that share our values, which helps pay some payments. However to get all our funding from manufacturers would imply our web site would should be awash with adverts from all kinds, and we all know you don’t need that.

3. The federal government?
A slippery slope for freedom of the press.

4. Journal consumers?
We’re grateful to the 1000’s who subscribe to Positive News magazine (thanks), however magazines alone don’t supply a financially sustainable future: the variety of print titles purchased within the UK has declined by 70 per cent since 2010.

5. Digital subscribers?
We may put up a paywall on our web site, however we know you need Constructive Information tales to be obtainable to everybody, with out monetary circumstances being a barrier.


6. You?
We’re constructing a group of readers identical to you, who generously make a monetary contribution every month to fund our journalism. That is how we wish to maintain Constructive Information – with you – as a result of every part we do is for you, our group.

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Final 12 months our tales reached a whopping three million readers, marking a 20 per cent improve from the earlier 12 months.

So, if our inspiring articles make a distinction in your life, please take into account becoming a Positive News supporter today. Assist us to develop the attain and impression of our journalism additional, at a time when options are so vital. 

You’re the answer that we’d like. 

With many thanks from all of us at Constructive Information,

Sean Wooden

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