Every morning when I sit down at my desk at Earth Island Journal, I consider two important facts that remind me why the magazine’s work is so important:
First, the planet and all of its habitants – plants, animals, us – are in trouble. The steady murder of Earth is the most important story for humanity in the twenty-first century.
Second, there are fewer professional reporters who are working to tell that story. The newspapers are dying, thousands of journalists have lost their jobs in recent years, and in-depth journalism is becoming harder to find – even as the Internet floods us with infotainment.
To keep publishing our style of advocacy journalism, we’re asking you to support our work and become a subscriber to the magazine today.
On February 15, thousands of people around the country will be taking part in “Support Your Media Day” – a national fundraising challenge to help independent media like Earth Island Journal. Every donation and new subscriber we get in the next 24 hours will help us claim our share of more than $10,000 in cash awards. Donate now and you’ll be helping to sustain our unique blend of investigative journalism, incisive commentary, interviews, and art.
Since you already read the Journal online, you know our work. We were among the first magazines to examine the consequences of geo-engineering the globe’s atmosphere, and also one of the earliest to investigate natural gas fracking. Last year we published a major investigation of the Canadian tar sands, anticipating how the issue would galvanize environmentalists to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline.
Original reporting takes money. Our goal is to raise $5,000 with this campaign. If everyone receiving this email made a $10 contribution, we’d clear that in no time. So please make a donation to Earth Island Journal today and help ensure that independent media doesn’t become an endangered species.
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