Year Four Of The Hidden City Daily? We Need Your Help

November 13, 2014 |  by  |  News  |  ,

 

Hidden City Daily contributors 2011-14 | Photo composite: Peter Woodall

Hidden City Daily contributors 2011-14 | Photo composite: Peter Woodall

Today we launch the third annual reader campaign for the Hidden City Daily. We must raise $15,000 by December 9, but our real goal is $20,000. That’s just 200 contributions of $100. (You can take care of that right away, HERE.)

Seems easy, right? Maybe it will be. But publishing the Daily is getting harder and harder and here’s why: foundation support for community journalism is down substantially. Corporate sponsorships have fallen too. Journalism in general is undergoing massive upheaval.

So we depend on you, our readers. Contribute $70 to the campaign and become a Curious level member. For $150, we’ll make you an Adventurous level member and for $300 an Intrepid member or donate from $25 to $1,000 to receive various campaign perks. This year we’ve focused on bringing more value to your memberships with dozens of tours available to members at a discount.

Funds you contribute to Hidden City directly support our writers, photographers, and editors. These are the folks–in the photo composite above–who make the Daily happen every day.

But we know supporting Hidden City isn’t an economic decision. You’re a reader because you love this city, as we do, and you value the high quality writing and photography we deliver every week. You love to explore and discover, you love to learn. We’re your key to the city.

Please help sustain us another year. We can promise we’ll make it worth your while.

Click HERE to go directly to our campaign at Indiegogo. Watch the beautiful video made for us by the gentlemen of Anchor Network and underwritten by Allitia DiBernardo, a member of the Hidden City board, and think about what Hidden City means to you.

To a great 2015!

Michael, Bradley, Pete, Nathaniel, co-editors


Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
The Gallery: Finally The Destination Ed Bacon Hoped For?

The Gallery: Finally The Destination Ed Bacon Hoped For?

March 23, 2017  |  Vantage

PREIT's transformation of The Gallery into an upscale shopping outlet promises to be the suburban-minded downtown destination that the first mall failed to deliver. Contributor Chris Giuliano takes a look at the redevelopment of East Market and Edmond Bacon's original plan. > more

New Life For An Old Coal Country Outpost In Society Hill

New Life For An Old Coal Country Outpost In Society Hill

March 20, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow takes a stroll down to Society Hill where business is stirring at an old 19th century coal company headquarters after 12 years of vacancy > more

New Exhibition Gives Movement To The Philadelphia School

New Exhibition Gives Movement To The Philadelphia School

March 17, 2017  |  Buzz

Two fans of Modernism re-evaluate architectural history with the exhibition, "What Was the Philadelphia School?" > more

Tracking The Evolution Of Industry At 34th And Grays Ferry

Tracking The Evolution Of Industry At 34th And Grays Ferry

March 16, 2017  |  Vantage

The site of Penn's new riverside research campus has a long, decorated history of industrial enterprise. Contributor Madeline Helmer dives deep into the backstory > more

Emergency Excavation In Old City Reveals Lack Of Oversight

Emergency Excavation In Old City Reveals Lack Of Oversight

March 15, 2017  |  News

The last-minute salvage excavation of First Baptist Church Burial Ground in Old City has the archaeological community up in arms. Is the City or the developer to blame? John Henry Scott reports > more

Ode To Old Philadelphia

Ode To Old Philadelphia

March 10, 2017  |  Buzz

Inspired by photographs from Hidden City's 2016 calendar, aging Philadelphians share their thoughts and memories of the city through poetry. Ann de Forest has the backstory > more