The Alamedan’s $20,000 Challenge: Brother, can you spare some time?

The Alamedan’s $20,000 Challenge: Brother, can you spare some time?

Michele Ellson

I’m sure you’re all familiar with the phrase, “time is money.” Journalism – done right – is a time-intensive task. Whether we’re attending a public meeting about a hot local topic or researching an issue to provide in-depth understanding, getting you the information you need involves putting some serious hours on the clock.

Slowly but surely we’ve been building our team of news gatherers, an effort that has allowed us to expand our coverage beyond the walls of City Hall and deeper into the community (keep an eye out for a new food and wine column next month, and more video storytelling to come). Having more people on board to tell the story of Alameda also allows us to go deeper into the big stories that matter to you most.

We know you have a lot of questions about redevelopment at Alameda Point, Alameda Hospital’s plans to affiliate with Alameda County’s public health system and new development in the West End and beyond, and we want to get you answers. But to do that, we need your help.

Your contribution of $75 covers the cost of a news story and $100, a story and photo (and you’ll get a nifty, limited edition Alamedan T-shirt as a token of our thanks). But a contribution of any amount earns you a spot on our donor wall and lets people know that you support their access to answers about what’s going on in this town – and it buys us the time to provide them.

Supporting The Alamedan is easy. You can make your contribution online or write a check made out to our project sponsor Community Initiatives (with Alameda Community News Project in the register), 354 Pine Street Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94104.

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