February 23th 2019 Update: +3 Members, Up to 29
In a time that needs it more than ever, truly independent journalism is almost non-existent. The consolidation of media, the commodification of news and the monetization of justice has turned the last defense of liberty into an outpost of sensationalism. We believe the core problem confronting journalism is the influence of corporations and the conflict that arises when ad revenues have to be considered the same time news is being reported. It’s hard to keep a check on power when one is taking checks from power.
We at the Ghion Journal believe that there is an alternative to the incestuous relationship between media and corporations. Instead of accepting corporate contributions and being powered by ad revenues, we disavow both as we put our faith that a publication by the people, for the people and of the people can not only thrive but also encourage other media sites to walk away from corporate extortion. Our aim is audacious, we want to reclaim media from the six people who own 95% of it and deliver it back to the public. Click To Tweet
In the two years since we have been launched, we have drawn the attention and support of a large legion of readers. As we continue to expand and bring on additional writers, so does our overhead and the cost of operations. We are asking our readers to become Empower Ghion members by being a monthly contributor for as little as a $1.00 a month. As mentioned in our statement of purpose, we don’t believe in price points nor will we differentiate the reading experience between members and non-members in order to encourage contributions, we will just let you contribute as you can.
Our goal is to get 1,000 Empower Ghion members. If you love our work at the Ghion Journal and believe in our noble experiment of creating a site for truly independent journalism, please sign up and become a monthly contributor. We will update the Empower Ghion campaign regularly to show how many members have signed up. If you just want to make a one time contribution instead of signing up to be a Ghion member.
The contribution option below defaults to a one-time contribution, if you want to make a monthly contribution and become a Ghion member, please click on the monthly option below. Either way, your kindness and support is truly appreciated. Give as you can, this is our manifesto. Thank you again for being a part of our journey.
Please keep in mind that the Ghion Journal is not a non-profit organization, we are a collective of writers who are funded by individuals who appreciate our articles and find our analysis useful. As such, the contributions that you make are not charitable donations nor should you claim the contributions on your taxes.