Like so much of the economy, the journalism industry is being decimated by layoffs. This is terrible for our democracy, which needs a vibrant free press. To preserve and rebuild that free press, we are going to need to discard the billionaire- and corporate-funded model.

We need grassroots-funded media, which is why I am asking you to click here to pitch in and support this project.

If you’ve been reading TMI, you know we are breaking open important stories — and having a real impact. Thanks to paying subscribers, we’ve been able to bring on investigative journalist Andrew Perez. And if we can get a few hundred more subscribers, we are going to be able to further expand what we are doing — which will help us make even more of an impact.

I know times are tough right now — but if you are in a position to become a monthly or annual subscriber, I hope you’ll go to and pitch in.

You will be helping us expand what we are doing, at precisely a moment when we need hard-hitting reporting.

I’ve worked in politics and media for 20 years. I try not to ask folks to pitch in unless it is really important. I truly believe grassroots-funded media is crucial right now, which is why I’m asking for your help.

Thanks for considering this request — and for helping create the media we so desperately need.

Rock the boat,


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