Donate and Subscribe
The philosophy at The Austin Independent is to always keep the publication available to anyone who wants to access it. It takes money, however, to produce the Independent.
When the Austin Independent began on March 1, 2020 the publisher noted that there would be no requests for subscriptions or donations until after the Independent got under way for a while. Now, that threshold is crossed.
Suggested subscription price is $60 per year. We also will accept donations larger than that the subscription price. The Austin Independent will follow the standards of the Independent Nonprofit News (INN) organization and disclose any donations of $5,000 or more.
The majority of funds raised now will go to advertising and outreach to increase the Independent’s reach.
We also realize that many people are experiencing financial difficulties or setbacks during the coronavirus crisis. We want you to be able to keep reading anyway.
If you can donate, please do.
For the record donations to The Austin Independent are not tax deductible. As noted in the introductory article to the Austin Independent, after careful consideration it was determined that the Independent would not be a nonprofit, but a private business that is unlikely to make a profit. For one thing this allows broader freedom in editorial content.