Open Collective
Open Collective
Help Us Eliminate Our Advertising Product With Your Contribution
Published on July 27, 2022 by Amaziah George

Hey there, you've found State of the Territory News on Open Collective!

We're a millennial-led online newspaper covering technology, culture, and politics in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We've been around since our launch in 2017 and operate similarly to a startup. Our newsroom priorities transform frequently, projects die, and our operations are primarily self-funded.

Our team includes some brilliant young people and a growing number of individuals with backgrounds that support the growth of our newsroom. In 2018, we launched advertisements for the first time, a move that completely changed the quality of our news product.

Our current model is not sustainable, and we're keen to change that in a way that reinforces our commitment to ethical news. And we aren't interested in selling our souls for a couple of bucks. So we've decided to slowly phase out our advertising product and replace it with crowdfunding on a global scale.

Your contribution would help us cover our corporate emails, grow our mailing list, improve our cybersecurity infrastructure, and offer our writers a living wage and benefits over time.

We'd love for you to join us on this journey as we make news more accessible for curious readers and, more importantly, free!