Let me tell you, when I saw the list of rabble.ca benefits (especially #2) for supporting monthly donors my jaw dropped. With one simple trick (or was it click?) I was able to support independent media. When you see what happens when everyone pulls together you will be shocked!
OK, clickbait isn't my or rabble.ca's strength. At rabble the informative trumps the shareable. At rabble substance conquers sensation. At rabble real content always wins over clickbait.
Could our large audience be even larger with absurd headlines and thin reposts? Perhaps. But that isn't the rabble.ca way. We aren't looking for "eyeballs on ads." We don't want to waste your time. We want visitors who care about their community, who want to hear and tell stories that matter, who want a more just society and know that strong independent media helps to make that happen.
The real news is that we need the support of those visitors (like you) to make it happen. Community support is what has kept rabble sharing "news for the rest of us" for 16 years and counting. And the best way to help us is to become part of the community of people who support us each month. We have lots of levels to support all kinds of budgets: reader, subscriber, rabbler and more. Whatever you can afford will be a true contribution.
If you loathe the anti-journalism of clickbait and love the spirit of independent journalism please chip in right now to keep rabble growing.
Yours in non-clickbait,
Thank you for reading this story...
More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all. But media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our only supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help.
If everyone who visits rabble and likes it chipped in a couple of dollars per month, our future would be much more secure and we could do much more: like the things our readers tell us they want to see more of: more staff reporters and more work to complete the upgrade of our website.
We’re asking if you could make a donation, right now, to set rabble on solid footing in 2017.