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Give to real local journalism that matters — your donation TRIPLED before Dec. 31! Support the watchdog reporters of the
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The Tucson Sentinel’s award-winning, in-depth reporting provides details and context — and your investment in authentically local news could be TRIPLED because of generous matching donations.

Help us bring Tucson even more fearless independent journalism.

Because of the wonderful support from the leaders of the Sentinel’s Community Challenge Fund, and matching grant from NewsMatch, all donations through Dec. 31 can be matched 2-1!

 

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Right here, you can become a member of our WATCHDOG CLUB group of supporters — with a variety of donation options — and you’ll get:

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  • Invitations to member coffees and happy hours with Sentinel journalists
  • Advance notice and special tickets for Tucson Sentinel events
  • Invitations to special VIP donor events
  • Tucson Sentinel’s mission-driven nonprofit reporting available for everyone to read
  • The knowledge that you’re helping the Sentinel report the most accurate news about meaningful events in Southern Arizona

When you donate anytime in November & December, your gift to support local nonprofit news is eligible to be
matched
, dollar-for-dollar, by NewsMatch, a
national effort to help underwrite news organizations like the
Sentinel. PLUS, your gift will be backed by contributions from generous local donors to the Sentinel’s Community Matching Fund!

With this 2-1 match, every dollar you give means another $2 to support local watchdog news. And the $3 from your donation can have the impact of $6, because of Report for America’s support for our local journalists who are members of that program.

But, as they used to say on late-night TV, wait: there’s more.

If you sign up to give monthly, NewsMatch and the Community Challenge Fund mean your monthly gift can have 36x the impact
over the course of 2024 — the entire annual value of your monthly
donation is eligible to be matched. Whether you give a one-time
donation, or subscribe as a member of the Watchdog Club with a monthly
contribution, donations of up to $1,000 per individual are eligible to
be matched.

So if you become a $25 monthly donor, you’re helping put $900 into real local reporting in Tucson over the course of a year!

Plus, if we meet our goals and sign up another 100 monthly contributors, we’ll get a special bonus from NewsMatch & the Challenge Fund (and bring Tucson a whole lot more dogged reporting)!

If you haven’t given yet, please do now. If you’re already a Watchdog Club member, please tell your friends and family just how important truly local independent news is for our community, and get them signed up, too!

WHY SUPPORT LOCAL NEWS RIGHT NOW?

With the challenges we face as a community, and the heated partisan
rhetoric about which set of “facts” to believe, there’s never been a
more urgent need for independent, transparent and vigilant local
reporting. Give your today to invest in TucsonSentinel.com’s
award-winning authentically local news for 2024 & beyond.

Since our founding nearly 15 years ago, you’ve come to rely on our reporting. A lot of Southern Arizonans have. No
one covers local politics, public policy and border and immigration
issues with the same skill, integrity and understanding as we do
.

Local
nonprofit independent media outlets like ours face significant
challenges. We frankly struggle with resources and could certainly use
another couple of capable reporters digging into what goes on in this
town. Tucson needs that.

It takes a lot of energy and scrappiness to uphold the high quality of our reporting.

And it takes money. Our staff are talented professionals, some with decades of experience
in investigative and community journalism. And maintaining our
computers, website, cameras, replacing worn-out shoe leather and putting
gas in trucks for trips through the desert adds to our costs.

To make things work, we rely on donations from readers like you.

A smarter Tucson is a better Tucson

Keeping Tucson well informed is an important factor in the overall well-being of our community.

The Sentinel’s accountability journalism and celebration of Tucson’s unique culture has gained respect
not just locally, but across the country — that’s why we’re among the
leaders in the growing movement to rebuild local journalism from the
ground up (Dylan’s one of the founders of Local Independent Online News Publishers,
a national educational nonprofit). The Sentinel was one of the very first local nonprofit news outlets in the entire United States — we’ve pioneered the future of the news business right here in Tucson, with your help!

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Because TucsonSentinel.com is a nonprofit news organization, any donation you make is also fully tax-deductible.

 

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Fighting fake news with real reporting

Please join with your fellow readers and support TucsonSentinel.com.
We’ll put your dollars to work holding politicians accountable,
reporting the untold stories of the borderlands, and bringing you and
the rest of Southern Arizona nonpartisan independent news without the
spin.

The Tucson Sentinel does reporting that no one else is tackling.

We have big plans to expand our reach, deepen our reporting, and
increase the impact of authentically local news throughout the next year — but we
need your help right now.

But,
simply put, without you and your donation, the stories that make us all
smarter, wiser and more rounded citizens may go untold. Your gift
right now will advance our mission of delivering tough watchdog
reporting in the public interest
.

Please join with your fellow readers and support TucsonSentinel.com. We’ll put your dollars to work holding politicians accountable, reporting the untold stories of the borderlands, and bringing you and the rest of Southern Arizona nonpartisan independent news without the spin.

We count on readers like you
to help us pursue these important stories. If you value what we’re
doing and want to see TucsonSentinel.com continue and grow, please make
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If you’ve already donated, thanks so much for your support. If you haven’t yet, please join recent donors like David
& Joy Schaller, Newton B. & Sunny Link Ashby, Dennis &
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Here’s what’s scary

With the challenges we face as a
community, and the heated partisan rhetoric about which set of “facts”
to believe, there’s never been a more urgent need for independent, transparent and vigilant local reporting.
And sadly, chain media outlets run by companies headquartered thousands
of miles away have demonstrated that they’re not going to invest more
in our town. They’re just going to continue to cut.

You may not know that there are hundreds of journalists who are no longer reporting, just right here in Tucson,
compared to just more than a decade ago. There are only about half as
many newspaper journalists in this country than a decade ago. Layoffs
and shutdowns at chain newspapers and TV stations mean there are many
fewer watchdogs looking out for us than a decade ago. Across the
country, there are tens of thousands of reporters who’ve been laid off —
many just this past year alone. Even as our community is growing, our press
is shrinking dramatically.

That’s why it’s even more important to have journalism here that’s invested in the success and future of this community.

I
know an informed community is important to you, and that you understand
the consequences when watchdogs lose their teeth and are muzzled. We
can’t make wise decisions as a community without having solid, relevant
information. That requires a healthy press — and that requires readers
who recognize the value we deliver in making everyone in this town a
little bit smarter.

We’re committed to making quality news accessible; we’ll never set up a paywall or charge for our site. But we rely on your support to bring you, your neighbors and everyone else in Southern Arizona independent news without the spin.

Thanks for reading, and for your support of quality, nonprofit, nonpartisan local reporting.

cheers,

Dylan Smith & Maria Coxon-Smith

Editor & Publisher | Co-Publisher
TucsonSentinel.com

 

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P.S.

Journalism
is a vital public service in a democracy. Investigative reporting
uncovers injustice, exposes corruption and holds officials accountable.
Community reporting celebrates the unique nature of Tucson’s people,
reflecting our sense of place through a knowing lens.

We aim to
provide both: to point out the things we all love about Southern
Arizona, and point to possible solutions for what needs changing. We
believe that just as an unexamined life is not worth living, an
unexamined city is not worth living in. A smarter Tucson is a better Tucson.

But insightful reporting doesn’t come free. Make your gift today — you may make a one-time contribution, or sign up for a monthly subscription that supports nonpartisan reporting year-round.

Just one more thing:

Do
us a huge favor and help spread the word about the Tucson Sentinel by
telling your friends and family about us, and why you believe truly
independent local news is so vital. Thanks!