Friday, July 08, 2016

Briarpatch magazine supporters step up; it is going to double contributor rates

A couple of weeks ago we reported that Briarpatch magazine of Regina was on its uppers; it was suffering a financial crisis (the kind that would be recognized by many other indy magazines.) So they asked for help  from readers and, specifically, $15,000. 

Well, a recent posting on the magazine's blog reports it did better than that, and now has received more than $18,000 in donations and is within casting distance of $25,000. Many donations were "sustaining" which will provide the magazine with almost $500 more a month. As a result, it intends to double contributor rates by its November/December issue. 
"You’ve set a clear expectation for us: you want us not only to survive, but to thrive." said Tanya Andrusieczko and Rhiannon Ward, editor and publisher. "The important work of seeking out and telling stories from the front lines of social struggles will shine brighter with fairer contributor pay and robust strategy to reach more readers hungry for brave journalism. Thank you for your confidence in us and for your commitment to grassroots media."

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