By Lynn Pierotti, Publisher, The Island Connection
Local newspapers are a dying breed. Over the last two years 1,800 local newspapers have shuttered. Research shows that the existence of local newspapers encourages political participation in small communities and improves decision-making in favor of the collective good, in both local and state governments. Last month, we began a campaign with readers of The Island Connection’s sister paper — The Island Eye News — to help support their local newspaper. We asked for 100 readers to donate $200. The residents of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms stepped up in a significant way. We have had more than 66 donors in the first month and are well on our way to meeting our goal. Donations have ranged from $25 to $5000. We love what we do but the economic realities make it difficult without community support. We are now asking our readers of The Island Connection to join the 100. If you are interested in supporting independent community news, please consider donating.
If you would like to help, send your donation to: Lucky Dog Publishing PO Box 837 Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482 or Venmo @luckydognews.