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By Nancy West, InDepthNH.org
Here’s where it gets tricky. The rubber meets the road. Our true colors come shining through. Your favorite slogan here.
Wait, I feel a couple more coming. My favorite from my dad, ‘If wishes were horses then beggars would ride.’
From here at rehab in Manchester, N.H., (more on this below) I need to ask you all an important question. How much are you willing to do to help save local news that matters in New Hampshire?
How much skin will you put in the game to help save democracy, or should we all just keep hoping someone else will do it?
I ask because I need your help. I have actually needed your help for two years and many of you have already generously answered the call. Many of you already get it – that InDepthNH.org belongs to you. We are building a nonprofit news outlet that will help buoy all news outlets in New Hampshire by reporting news that matters and sharing our stories for free.
On my way to meet with the New Hampshire reporters who were selected for the New England First Amendment Institute at Northeastern on Monday, I tripped on the brick road outside of the Curry Student Center, broke my left arm and dislocated the same shoulder. Four days at Beth Israel emergency room led to Villa Crest rehab in Manchester, the temporary home office for InDepthNH.org for the next week or two.
This comes in the middle of our big News Match fundraiser, the one that will be matched dollar for dollar until the end of the year. And in the middle of several grants to write not to mention important news to cover. Will keep you updated from middle-typing-finger rehab. Please become part of the future of NH news.
Thanks to Bob Charest for writing our grant with a deadline of midnight tonight and Garry Rayno for jumping onboard given little (actually no) notice. We post real news in NH because of Bob and Garry and all of you who write for nothing or next to nothing like Chris Jensen and all of you who give so generously like Montana West, tech guru, Bob LaPree, photo editor, columnist Susan Dromey Heeter, cartoonist Mike Marland and podcast master Roger Wood, and more. The thankyous start tomorrow. Sorry to be late. Double your donation with News Match today.
Thanks, Nancy West, founder firstname.lastname@example.org
About News Match 2017
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