Giving Tuesday has become a global phenomenon over the past decade, with billions of dollars donated to meritorious causes in the five-day period after Thanksgiving.
We may be a bit biased here, but in addition to the countless number of deserving nonprofits in our area, we believe that producing local news is a cause worthy of your support as well.
Here are some reasons why …
Over the past two years, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on many local businesses, resulting in declining advertising revenue for news operations like ours.
We thank all of our advertisers, past and present. Many have made sacrifices to support our business, and we ask you to support them in your business, not just during the holidays but all year round. We also ask for your direct support this year in the form of an annual, quarterly or monthly subscription purchase to Saucon Source.
Becoming a Saucon Source member is a simple way to recognize and support the important relationships we make throughout the year; relationships that enrich your life, help keep your family safe and strengthen our community.
Our reports cost you nothing. We don’t put our stories behind a pay wall like many news sites now do. However, our quality local news coverage costs just as much to produce. In fact, news production is getting more and more expensive due to the inflation we are experiencing as our national economy recovers from the supply chain and other issues.
Some of you may not even know that independent news agencies like Saucon Source LLC need community players to shoulder some of the financial burden of providing information. We can honestly say that the burden is much less when everyone is involved. Our annual membership costs only $ 70, or less than $ 6 per month.
We also hope you will help us raise awareness of this need by sharing this story, as well as our regular media coverage, and reflecting on what life would be like without it.
The phenomenon of the âinformation desertâ is very real. Large areas of the country are now classified as information deserts, due to the loss of their local newspapers and other media.
At Saucon Source, we don’t just enrich the lives of the communities we cover with solid reporting on the latest local news, school news, government news, high school sports, events and more; We are also actively working to expand the frequency and depth of our reporting, as well as to penetrate new underserved local media markets such as South Bethlehem and Fountain Hill.
We also rely on our readers for story ideas, so feel free to share a tip or just ask us a question. You can do this at any time through our social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) or by sending an email to the editor at [email protected].
For more information on Saucon Source memberships and to become a donor, please visit our membership page on SauconSource.com. Additionally, please sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest local headlines delivered to your inbox every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Thank you for your support!