The Mendocino Voice

The Mendocino Voice

is creating locally-owned, independent, online news for all of Mendocino.

121

patrons

$707

per month
If you want to see an independent, locally owned, 24/7 new source for Mendocino County, we're here to deliver that. But we need to make this a sustainable venture, and the best way for that to happen is for people to become members. Members in The Mendocino Voice will get to vote on special projects, and get access to our editorial staff. Long term we also want to hold member events, and provide members with premium content.

But really the product is the news -- if you've enjoyed our coverage of local politics, or been alerted as to a road closure, or the movements of a fire, by our reporters, please consider giving a small monthly contribution for the news you read.

Thank you,

A.F. Baumann, Managing Editor

About Us

We started this locally-owned online newspaper to fill what we see as an important gap for our readers — both breaking news as it’s happening, and in-depth coverage of county issues that can be hard to do with print deadlines. It's important to us to cover news that's valuable to the whole community, and we thank everyone for supporting our project and sharing ideas about what issues they'd like to see covered.
Everyone on our staff has worked at other local papers in the county, most of which are owned by Digital First Media, a national newspaper chain based in Denver, the same company that owns most of the other papers in Northern California. Corporate cutbacks and out of state owners made working for DFM increasingly difficult, so we decided to start a locally-owned and independent news source that would be accountable to the local community.

Why not Print?

We don’t have a print version, in part to put the money from printing costs towards better reporting around the county, and because a website lets us reach more readers more quickly. Plus, being online allows us to be nimble and efficient, cover breaking news as it happens, and update stories as new information comes in. Our coverage of the Mendocino Lake Fire is a good example of this. While other papers had to wait a day or two to give an update, we had a reporter on the scene that day relaying the latest info.
Tiers
Abalone Members
$3 or more per month
Our most basic membership, show us some love for 3 bucks a month. That's less than fancy coffee, for quality local news.
Salmon Member
$5 or more per month
Swim like a salmon up the river of news! Also, we're working on getting a podcast up and running, and we'll give you members exclusive access to interviews of interesting local people and bigwigs.
Redwood Member
$10 or more per month

Stand up tall for quality local news! If you subscribe at this rate you can meet with our editor or publisher to talk about what you'd like to see from the news.

Grey whale Member
$20 or more per month

Glide through the waves and surf of news! People who subscribe at this rate can meet with our editorial staff monthly to chat about the news and what they'd like to see.

If you want to see an independent, locally owned, 24/7 new source for Mendocino County, we're here to deliver that. But we need to make this a sustainable venture, and the best way for that to happen is for people to become members. Members in The Mendocino Voice will get to vote on special projects, and get access to our editorial staff. Long term we also want to hold member events, and provide members with premium content.

But really the product is the news -- if you've enjoyed our coverage of local politics, or been alerted as to a road closure, or the movements of a fire, by our reporters, please consider giving a small monthly contribution for the news you read.

Thank you,

A.F. Baumann, Managing Editor

About Us

We started this locally-owned online newspaper to fill what we see as an important gap for our readers — both breaking news as it’s happening, and in-depth coverage of county issues that can be hard to do with print deadlines. It's important to us to cover news that's valuable to the whole community, and we thank everyone for supporting our project and sharing ideas about what issues they'd like to see covered.
Everyone on our staff has worked at other local papers in the county, most of which are owned by Digital First Media, a national newspaper chain based in Denver, the same company that owns most of the other papers in Northern California. Corporate cutbacks and out of state owners made working for DFM increasingly difficult, so we decided to start a locally-owned and independent news source that would be accountable to the local community.

Why not Print?

We don’t have a print version, in part to put the money from printing costs towards better reporting around the county, and because a website lets us reach more readers more quickly. Plus, being online allows us to be nimble and efficient, cover breaking news as it happens, and update stories as new information comes in. Our coverage of the Mendocino Lake Fire is a good example of this. While other papers had to wait a day or two to give an update, we had a reporter on the scene that day relaying the latest info.

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Tiers
Abalone Members
$3 or more per month
Our most basic membership, show us some love for 3 bucks a month. That's less than fancy coffee, for quality local news.
Salmon Member
$5 or more per month
Swim like a salmon up the river of news! Also, we're working on getting a podcast up and running, and we'll give you members exclusive access to interviews of interesting local people and bigwigs.
Redwood Member
$10 or more per month

Stand up tall for quality local news! If you subscribe at this rate you can meet with our editor or publisher to talk about what you'd like to see from the news.

Grey whale Member
$20 or more per month

Glide through the waves and surf of news! People who subscribe at this rate can meet with our editorial staff monthly to chat about the news and what they'd like to see.