Roger Hannigan Gilson is creating Hudson Valley News & Culture Articles
21
patrons
$177
per month
I'm an independent journalist in New York's Hudson Valley. I worked for years at traditional publications in the region and experienced first-hand how the constriction of the newspaper market led to the decline of good reporting. Through no fault of their own, many local papers can only produce cursory, sloppy stories as shrinking staffs of reporters kill themselves to fill pages with content as quickly as they can.

I quit my last paper to create the opposite: a news and culture site putting depth above speed. The Other Hudson Valley focuses on less than 10 stories a month, diving deep into every issue and creating meticulously researched, long-form news articles and literary, character-driven culture pieces.

I spend 30-40 hours a week on The Other Hudson Valley, but I make no money off of it --- in fact, I spend money on it every month. I currently must work two part-time jobs to support myself and the site. My first goal is to have the site pay for itself. Every patronage I receive past this point means less time I have to spend on the other jobs, and more time I can spend bringing you quality journalism.


Tiers
Supporter
$4 or more per month

-Access to my humor & commentary column, A Day in TOHV

Fan
$16 or more per month

-Full access to the humor column A Day in TOHV

-Access to behind-the-story Afterwords for each article

Benefactor
$28 or more per month

-Access to A Day in TOHV

-Behind-the-story Afterwords for each article

-Listing on the site as a contributor

Enabler
$48 or more per month

-Full access to the humor column A Day in TOHV

-Access to behind-the-story Afterwords for each article

-Access to Threadbare Travels, my fiction site

-Listing on the site as a contributor

Patron
$128 or more per month

-Full access to the humor column A Day in TOHV
-Access to behind-the-story Afterwords for each article
-Access to Threadbare Travels, my fiction site

-Listing on the site as a contributor

-TOHV t-shirt

It Doesn't Hurt to Ask...
$500 or more per month

-Full access to the humor column A Day in TOHV
-Access to behind-the-story Afterwords for each article
-Access to Threadbare Travels, my fiction site

-An effusive thank you card.

-TOHV t-shirt and other swag

-Priority listing as a supporter on the site.


Goals
$177 of $195 per month
I will cease to lose money on the site (though I still would be doing it for free). This would pay for gas, Wordpress, Wordpress Plug-ins, site registration, software, on-line promotions, NYPA membership, basic materials like notepads and batteries, and some promotional materials.
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I'm an independent journalist in New York's Hudson Valley. I worked for years at traditional publications in the region and experienced first-hand how the constriction of the newspaper market led to the decline of good reporting. Through no fault of their own, many local papers can only produce cursory, sloppy stories as shrinking staffs of reporters kill themselves to fill pages with content as quickly as they can.

I quit my last paper to create the opposite: a news and culture site putting depth above speed. The Other Hudson Valley focuses on less than 10 stories a month, diving deep into every issue and creating meticulously researched, long-form news articles and literary, character-driven culture pieces.

I spend 30-40 hours a week on The Other Hudson Valley, but I make no money off of it --- in fact, I spend money on it every month. I currently must work two part-time jobs to support myself and the site. My first goal is to have the site pay for itself. Every patronage I receive past this point means less time I have to spend on the other jobs, and more time I can spend bringing you quality journalism.


Recent posts by Roger Hannigan Gilson

Tiers
Supporter
$4 or more per month

-Access to my humor & commentary column, A Day in TOHV

Fan
$16 or more per month

-Full access to the humor column A Day in TOHV

-Access to behind-the-story Afterwords for each article

Benefactor
$28 or more per month

-Access to A Day in TOHV

-Behind-the-story Afterwords for each article

-Listing on the site as a contributor

Enabler
$48 or more per month

-Full access to the humor column A Day in TOHV

-Access to behind-the-story Afterwords for each article

-Access to Threadbare Travels, my fiction site

-Listing on the site as a contributor

Patron
$128 or more per month

-Full access to the humor column A Day in TOHV
-Access to behind-the-story Afterwords for each article
-Access to Threadbare Travels, my fiction site

-Listing on the site as a contributor

-TOHV t-shirt

It Doesn't Hurt to Ask...
$500 or more per month

-Full access to the humor column A Day in TOHV
-Access to behind-the-story Afterwords for each article
-Access to Threadbare Travels, my fiction site

-An effusive thank you card.

-TOHV t-shirt and other swag

-Priority listing as a supporter on the site.