Why Contribute to Deadline Detroit?

April 12, 2014, 8:05 AM

We're continuing to receive contributions as we reorganize and talk to prospective investors.

We're grateful for the help.

Some folks have been asking questions  about the contributions. 

Basically it's a stopgap measure as we talk to prospective investors and explore more creative ways to generate revenue.

The contributions will help us pay for such things as IT help and the company that hosts our site on their servers.  We're also hoping to get enough contributions to call back some journalists as quickly as possible, at least part time, to help us produce the daily page and create original content.

In the meantime, we'll continue to produce Deadline Detroit.

Some people, including some counterparts at publications owned by out-of-town corporations with deep pockets, ask: Why should we pay anything for Deadline Detroit?   

Some of those folks work for publications that are struggling to figure out ways to charge readers subscriptions. Some of those publications might not be around in the long term. 

We believe it's great to have a variety of voices in the media. We're heartened to see Cleveland investors step up to keep Metro Times alive. We're grateful Detroit still has two major newspapers.

We also think in the short time, Deadline Detroit has become a respectable media voice in Detroit worth saving. 

The bottom line: If you don't find value in Deadline Detroit, then by all means, don't contribute.  

Most of us have budgets, or certainly have a preference as to where our dollars go. And frankly, if you still want to read it for free, that's fine too.

But if you're interested in helping Deadline Detroit survive, we're asking for a contribution, even if it's $10 or $15. Every little bit helps.  

To pay for a monthly subscription or provide a one-time donation, click below.  

You also can send a check written out to Deadline Detroit and mail to Deadline Detroit, 1 Campus Martius, Floor 14, Detroit, Michigan. 48226

If you have any questions, please email

Thanks for taking the time to read this.  

-- Allan Lengel

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