Stayin’ Alive! Hidden City’s Fall Campaign Is Underway

November 14, 2013 |  by  |  News  |  ,

 

The potential is endless in the possible city | Photo: Hidden City Daily

The potential is endless in the possible city | Photo: Hidden City Daily

What does it take to bring you consistent, informed–and yes, fun!–coverage of the built environment? Here at the Hidden City Daily we can tell you: our contributors are enmeshed in the fields they cover. We aim to bring you their insight.

In the current online media environment, this kind of specialized journalism depends upon the support of readers like you. Become a Hidden City member today.

In the last six weeks, we’ve been at the front of significant stories on the latest Cira Centre tower, the future of the Boyd Theater, the next step at The Metropolitan Opera House, the imbroglio at the Viking Mill, and the latest on the Reading Viaduct and the Delaware Waterfront.

And we like you to see what we’re talking about first hand, so we’ve created a tour program to take you to otherwise inaccessible places several times a month.

Now, we’ve built a business model that says this sort of multi-dimensional news magazine can be sustained in part by members, who get to join a community and have access to our most interesting tours and events at discounted rates.

Today, I’m asking you to help us show that this can work: by November 22 we need 100 readers to contribute $100 each or–200 to give $50 each–or 286 readers to give $35 each

Whatever the combination, we need your immediate support to reach our urgent goal of $10,000. Contributions of $35 and up make you a Hidden City member. Click HERE to give.

A $50 donation to Hidden City is less than $1 a week–for the very best coverage of the built environment.

Today, we have some 500 members. Many of you joined by donating a year ago to our crowdfunding campaign. That successful campaign got us recognized in The Guardian for journalism innovation.

If you’re one of the people who gave to our campaign last year, I urge you to renew your membership now HERE.

If you’ve never given before to Hidden City, but love the Daily, now is the time to give. By Friday, November 22, we must raise $10,000. Give right now and you’ll immediately become a member. Give right now and you provide our writers, photographers, and editors the opportunity to do what they do best–passionately cover the built environment.

Please give right now: less than $1 a week over the year to support the web magazine you love.

Will you be one of the readers who help keep us going? Give now! And see you at our next event.

About the author

Nathaniel Popkin is co-editor of the Hidden City Daily and author of three books of non-fiction, including the forthcoming Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City (Temple Press) and a novel, Lion and Leopard (The Head and the Hand Press). He is the senior writer of the film documentary "Philadelphia: The Great Experiment."



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  1. whats included in membership?

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