Local news strengthens communities and empowers people. I love seeing how shared stories create connections.
Trusted information is also essential to citizenship.
But journalism is in bad shape. Over the past 15 years, more than 2,000 newspapers in America have closed. The number of newspaper reporters has been cut in half.
St. Croix 360 needs your support to keep covering important stories.
In the 7,700-square mile St. Croix River watershed, there are two states, a dozen counties, and many local governments. Most news outlets also follow those traditional boundaries.
In contrast, St. Croix 360 seeks to connect people throughout this unique region woven together by wild waters.
It’s a lot of work, and we want to do more, and do it better.
That’s why we need you.
We are making excellent progress on our goal to reach 160 supporters by the end of the year. It’s exciting and we are grateful.
We hope you can help get us the rest of the way.
When you support St. Croix 360, you support stories that strengthen the river community.
Please contribute today. Thank you!
Note: For more about the challenges facing local news, see this University of North Carolina report: News Deserts and Ghost Newspapers: Will Local News Survive?