Last Friday we launched our first-ever membership drive, a call to neighbors who value the work we do at Center Square Journal and Roscoe View Journal. Our new members will support our original, on-the-street reporting and get a few additional benefits, like a subscription to our recently improved and expanded weekly email update.
While we don’t plan to charge a subscription fee or install a paywall, the cost of producing our coverage is significant. Your membership goes to ensure we will be able to do more great work.
If you’re a regular reader you know that we do more than transcribe press releases or aggregate the news: We dig deep, photograph and interview the people in our neighborhoods. We think our election coverage, investigation of the Ravenswood Chamber, coverage of the recent Local School Council elections and the Clark Park boathouse are examples of how a strong neighborhood publication can make a difference. We also telling you about new things in the neighborhood through strong feature writing, like our arts coverage or our coverage of the O’Lanagan’s slaying and the uproar over a proposed hookah bar in South Lakeview.
Please become a member today and play a part in keeping our neighborhood great. You won’t regret it.