Calling All Supporters
Help us build the Sask Dispatch
It’s finally here! Last year the Sask Dispatch held our first-ever fundraiser to raise money to launch our newsletter (which we did last winter) and build a website. Thanks to the support of our readers, we were able to raise more than $10,000 to reach those goals, and after a year of planning, plotting, and perfecting, our website, www.saskdispatch.com is live!
We took the donations and hit the ground running.
In addition to launching our newsletter and website, these are just a few of the things we’ve published this year:
a letter from the late Cory Charles Cardinal, the organizer of the prisoner’s hunger strike in Saskatchewan;
original reporting on those protecting the North’s endangered peatlands;
reporting and analysis of progressive victories in municipal politics;
Mapping the connections between anti-queer speakers at city council meetings in Regina;
Learning from the fight to prevent the sell-off of Crown lands in the province.
We’ve even partnered with Journalists for Human Rights to put on a series of free journalism workshop series for the public, and to publish solutions journalism stories like this one about urban gardening.
But we’re not ready to slow down yet.
Right now the Dispatch is a part-time enterprise, and that puts barriers on our ability to report on all the stories that matter. That’s why we’re looking for readers to become Sask Dispatch monthly supporters. We need 50 people to commit to monthly donations to help us work toward creating a permanent, full-time role for an editor/reporter. This will help us do more original reporting, work with more emerging and established writers, and grow the Dispatch’s reach.
No one else is doing what we’re doing.
The Sask Dispatch is unique in the province. Completely independent, explicitly anticapitalist and anticolonial, the Dispatch offers high-caliber writing, reporting, and analysis on Saskatchewan, from Saskatchewan. And right now, there are more stories to be told than we have the capacity to tell. But if we can build a base of supporters, we can do more reporting and reach more people.