ARLnow.com

is creating local news

51

patrons
Launched in January 2010, ARLnow.com is Arlington, Virginia's most-read and most-talked-about local news outlet. We cover everything from local government to breaking news to business openings to community affairs.

Even though we've won awards for our online-only local coverage, we know we can do better. Our advertising-driven business model supports a small staff and lets us keep our news coverage free for everyone to read. But there's more we would love to do -- including in-depth looks into local issues, profiles of those doing great work in the community, and compelling multimedia productions.

That's why we've created this Pateron: to act as a community journalism fund -- letting readers who want to elevate the quality of local journalism in Arlington help us make it happen. 

We've created two tiers for readers, each offering an insider view of what happens behind the scenes at ARLnow -- and a private forum to discuss local issues with fellow members and tell us how we're doing. There’s also an option for local businesses that would like to support our work, and be recognized for that support, but without becoming an advertising client.  

The majority of proceeds from our Patreon will be spent directly on journalism -- specifically, giving our editor dedicated days every month to focus on longer-form journalism and investigative journalism. The remainder will used to help defray other costs of that reporting -- FOIA and PACER fees, office and transportation overhead, and lost revenue from advertisers who have cancelled campaigns or declined to do business with us due to reporting we've done (which does happen, unfortunately).

This site was started with a simple goal: help Arlingtonians stay informed about what's happening locally. With your support, we can take ARLnow to a new level of community service. We appreciate every single reader we have and would be thrilled to have you as patrons as well. Thank you!

-- The ARLnow.com Team
Tiers
Reporter
$6 or more per month
Help us fund in-depth local journalism and impactful multimedia
Editor
$10 or more per month
Help fund local journalism and weigh in on articles and future stories in a private Facebook group
Launched in January 2010, ARLnow.com is Arlington, Virginia's most-read and most-talked-about local news outlet. We cover everything from local government to breaking news to business openings to community affairs.

Even though we've won awards for our online-only local coverage, we know we can do better. Our advertising-driven business model supports a small staff and lets us keep our news coverage free for everyone to read. But there's more we would love to do -- including in-depth looks into local issues, profiles of those doing great work in the community, and compelling multimedia productions.

That's why we've created this Pateron: to act as a community journalism fund -- letting readers who want to elevate the quality of local journalism in Arlington help us make it happen. 

We've created two tiers for readers, each offering an insider view of what happens behind the scenes at ARLnow -- and a private forum to discuss local issues with fellow members and tell us how we're doing. There’s also an option for local businesses that would like to support our work, and be recognized for that support, but without becoming an advertising client.  

The majority of proceeds from our Patreon will be spent directly on journalism -- specifically, giving our editor dedicated days every month to focus on longer-form journalism and investigative journalism. The remainder will used to help defray other costs of that reporting -- FOIA and PACER fees, office and transportation overhead, and lost revenue from advertisers who have cancelled campaigns or declined to do business with us due to reporting we've done (which does happen, unfortunately).

This site was started with a simple goal: help Arlingtonians stay informed about what's happening locally. With your support, we can take ARLnow to a new level of community service. We appreciate every single reader we have and would be thrilled to have you as patrons as well. Thank you!

-- The ARLnow.com Team

Recent posts by ARLnow.com

Tiers
Reporter
$6 or more per month
Help us fund in-depth local journalism and impactful multimedia
Editor
$10 or more per month
Help fund local journalism and weigh in on articles and future stories in a private Facebook group