As loyal followers of Buffalo Rising, you’ve witnessed firsthand the vibrancy and resilience of our community. Unfortunately, as we approach 2024, the trend of local newspapers shutting down has accelerated, with an average of 2.5 closures per week. This trend contributed to more than 200 counties becoming “news deserts,” where access to reliable local news is severely limited. While we are continually committed to keeping our content free and accessible to all, we find ourselves in a position, for the first time in our history, to turn to you, our readers for help.
Your support is vital in helping us maintain our diverse coverage – from arts to urban development. Every contribution, whether regular or one-time, empowers us to continue delivering the content that connects you to the heartbeat of Western New York.
For nearly two decades, our mission has been to showcase diverse, thought-provoking, and often community-driven content that has led us to support and share thousands of local stories. Buffalo Rising has been at the heart of the region’s transformation, capturing the pulse of our city with passion and authenticity.
Since 2004, our commitment to cover and showcase the city’s diverse and dynamic beat has made us a community staple with more than 1.3 Million unique visitors to our site in 2023.
Today, we are at a critical juncture.
Please consider supporting Buffalo Rising with a donation. Your help is key to our continued survival and our ability to continue to celebrate Buffalo’s story.
How You Can Make a Difference:
By donating to Buffalo Rising, you’re not just supporting a publication; you’re investing in the preservation and growth of local storytelling and discourse. Each donation, whether one-time or recurring, directly enables us to cover Buffalo’s unique narratives and those of its surrounding regions. Your support ensures that Buffalo Rising remains a dynamic, independent voice, crucial in today’s media landscape.
Join Us in This Critical Effort:
Contributing is simple. Click the “Donate” button to make your donation, no matter the amount will help us overcoming the challenges facing local media. Together, we can ensure that the stories of Buffalo continue to be told, celebrated, and shared.
Your Support Makes Possible:
- In-depth coverage of local arts and cultural events, filling the gap left by traditional media.
- Stories about Buffalo’s development, grassroots, neighborhood, and small business triumphs and concerns.
- Emerging voices from Buffalo and beyond, spotlighting the unique stories that shape our community.
- A range of community events and initiatives, fostering engagement and connection, from individual articles to our Culural Calendar
- Diverse digital content, including insightful videos and podcasts, that bring Buffalo’s story closer to you.
- Free, accessible online content from the past two decades, ensuring everyone in our community stays connected and informed.
…and so much more!
Your generosity, no matter the size, will enable Buffalo Rising to continue providing a platform for the stories that matter to everyone in our community, ensuring that the diverse, dynamic spirit of Buffalo continues to thrive and spark meaningful dialogue. Thank you for joining us in this mission and for your belief in the power of local storytelling to transform communities.
The Buffalo Rising Team
Ironically, the first day after we ever asked for donations The New York Times published the following article in “The Morning” newsletter: By David Leonhardt and Lyna Bentahar, “The Rebirth of Local Journalism,” The New York Times, Dec. 22, 2023, https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/22/briefing/local-journalism.html