WE REACHED OUR GOAL! Our deepest thanks to all of our supporters. You can still donate through Friday at 3 p.m., and all additional money raised will go towards the same goals.
Help us buy more outdoor newspaper boxes, bring new voices into the paper, expand cultural coverage and hone in on investigative journalism.
Triad City Beat is an independent, free weekly newspaper. It’s owned and run directly by the journalists and team who work here. We carry the flag for no party or faction, and fiercely defend our editorial independence. Triad City Beat doesn’t shrink from defending LGBT rights, racial diversity and urban sensibility.
We have been working together for years and have received numerous awards for our work, including second place for investigative journalism and first place for editorials in the state last year. People love Triad City Beat because it is authentic and urgent. All killer no filler.
Independent arts coverage. Hard-hitting investigative reporting. Smart opinion writing. Breaking news. That’s what we do.
We are built on the belief that ideas and hustle are worth more than money, but we still need your support to grow. The funds raised with this Kickstarter will allow us to establish an Investigative Journalism Fund, hire freelance writers and buy more distribution boxes to get the paper on the streets.
Read examples of investigative work about who owns downtown High Point, a freelance cover story by Jonathan Michels about forced sterilization and another article about where money from a Republican fundraiser actually went.
If you’ve enjoyed Triad City Beat since it launched six months ago, we hope you’ll help us build on what we’ve started. Know that your contribution will help keep journalism independent in North Carolina.
(Thanks to Carolyn de Berry for taking most of the photos in our Kickstarter video! Her photos appear in Triad City Beat every week.)
Risks and challenges
The biggest hurdle we anticipate is a potential lag in the amount of time it takes to locate appropriately priced newspaper boxes, qualified freelance writers with solid pitches and determining which investigative projects are worth spending our funding on. These are all tasks we've already accomplished on smaller scales so we're very confident that we'll be able to do it, but it can be difficult to predict the exact timing of all three.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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