The End Is Nigh! Donate by Midnight Tonight and Help #SaveChicagoMedia

Our fundraising drive to support Chicago’s local independent media is about to end. After a three-day extension, the drive ends at midnight (actually 11:5pm) tonight, June 14. You can donate at Thanks to support from local Feinberg, McCormick and MacArthur Foundations, any donations made directly to any individual outlet of your choice will be triple matched. That means a donation of $20 will become $60, a donation of $50 will become $150, and so on!

Donate now and your gift to #SaveChicagoMedia will be triple-matched. 

We would like to thank all supporters of independent media that have donated in the last month. CIMA is made up of a wide variety of media organizations, from go-to neighborhood news organizations like Growing Community Media to youth media organizations like Mild Sauce, who are planting the storytelling seed into Chicago’s youth and exposing them to incredible opportunities to attend and report on events.

We have outlets like Paseo Podcast, creating independently produced podcasts highlighting the voices of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community, and Chicago In Arabic, which tells the story of Chicago’s Arab community. What unites all of CIMA is a commitment to authentic, independent media that represent the true diversity of Chicago. Together, these 43 newsrooms fill in the coverage gaps of mainstream media. Your donation will help your city’s local journalists continue to produce news that informs you and your neighbors on a grander scale that represents our city to the world.

Your gift to one or more individual outlets by midnight tonight will be triple matched. If you donate to all 43 with one click, however, that gift will not be matched—but we will still be very grateful.

Nancy S Bishop
Nancy S Bishop

Nancy S. Bishop is publisher and Stages editor of Third Coast Review. She’s a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and a 2014 Fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. You can read her personal writing on pop culture at, and follow her on Twitter @nsbishop. She also writes about film, books, art, architecture and design.

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