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Thanksgiving is past, and most of the leftovers have been eaten. Black Friday's a memory, and Cyber Monday has come and gone. Now, it's #GivingTuesday: a nationwide annual event to demonstrate holiday spirit by giving to worthy nonprofit groups.

It's also #GivingNewsDay, a special effort to support nonprofit journalism organizations, organized by #NewsMatch — which can match your gift to support TucsonSentinel.com's fearless, award-winning local reporting, dollar-for-dollar.

Please show your support with a contribution to your local nonprofit news site: the independent Tucson Sentinel.

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On Giving Tuesday, join with your fellow readers and support our work. Now more than ever, we need solid journalism. We'll put your dollars to work holding politicians accountable, reporting the untold stories of the borderlands, and bringing you and the rest of Southern Arizona nonpartisan independent news without the spin.

Doing real reporting isn't cheap. We invest all of our funding in our work — paying smart reporters and editors to dig up the truth, provide insight, and produce the public-interest journalism that is a vital hallmark of a healthy community.

Reporting from a local perspective is important, but it takes knowledgeable professionals who work hard to bring you (and your neighbors) solid local news with guts and love for Tucson. The Sentinel is a locally run nonprofit organization, and a recognized leader in local independent online news.

Your contribution will allow us to dig even deeper into Tucson's untold stories — with more watchdog investigations to hold our civic leaders accountable and more coverage that celebrates why we all love our Southern Arizona home. TucsonSentinel.com's independent investigative work takes a lot of time, money and hard work to report — not to mention deep local experience. But we do it because we know it matters — and we know our readers value our efforts.

Support TucsonSentinel.com today, because a smarter Tucson is a better Tucson!

At TucsonSentinel.com, our job is to bring you the truth. And the truth is, dogged reporting costs money — and keeping a free press free to read for everyone means we need our most loyal readers to pitch in.

That's where you come in.

We count on readers like you to help us pursue these important stories. If you value what we're doing and want to see TucsonSentinel.com continue and grow, please make your gift today.

Please join fellow Sentinel readers like David & Joy Schaller, Edna Gray, Judith Wood, Dennis & Patricia DeConcini, Lorraine Glicksman, Rand Carlson, Jim Glock, Julie McGee, Linda Ray, Randi Dorman, Louise Pate, Jeff Grubic, Marsha & David Irwin, Nina Trasoff, Randi Dorman, Jonathan Rothschild, Chris Hostetter, Bonnie Kay and so many others, and join the WATCHDOG CLUB today to support real local news.

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We rely on Tucsonans like you

As we celebrate the holiday season, we have much to be thankful for — including the wonderful outpouring of community support for tenacious and meaningful watchdog journalism.

And whether you donate on #GivingTuesday #GivingNewsDay or anytime during December, your gift to support local nonprofit news will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, by the special NewsMatch program.

This important initiative to strengthen selected nonprofit newsrooms is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Democracy Fund, and other prestigious funders of quality journalism.This is a great opportunity to help us produce more of the strong accountability reporting you have come to expect from TucsonSentinel.com.

Since our founding 12 years ago, you've come to rely our reporting. A lot of Southern Arizonans have. No one covers local politics, public policy and border and immigration issues with the same skill, integrity and understanding as we do.

Local nonprofit independent media outlets like ours face significant challenges. We frankly struggle with resources and could certainly use another couple of capable reporters digging into what goes on in this town. Tucson needs that.

Support TucsonSentinel.com today, because a smarter Tucson is a better Tucson!

It takes a lot of energy and scrappiness to uphold the high quality of our reporting.

And it takes money. Our staff are talented professionals, some with decades of experience in investigative and community journalism. And maintaining our computers, website, cameras, replacing worn-out shoe leather and putting gas in trucks for trips through the desert adds to our costs.

To make things work, we rely on donations from readers like you. That's why TucsonSentinel.com needs your help with a tremendous opportunity.

Your gift — doubled!

I'm excited to announce a matching gift opportunity from NewsMatch, an important national campaign to encourage grassroots support for nonprofit news organizations like ours. Through the end of the year — NewsMatch can match — dollar-for-dollar — each donation we receive, up to $1,000 per individual donor.

That's right: each dollar you give to support truly local independent journalism about Tucson can be matched. And even better, if you sign up right now to give monthly, each dollar you give through all of 2022 will be matched. Pitch in just $20 per month to our experienced local reporters, and NewsMatch will give $240 to TucsonSentinel.com's work.

Will you please give today to invest in the news that you and your neighbors need?

This is an incredible opportunity for us and for you, as one of our loyal readers.

The news we all need, needs your support!

Our reporting over the next year will be focused on how our community finds a path forward — how do we bridge differences and work together to recover from the pandemic?

With your help, we'll keep holding local politicians and the powerful to account, as we've done for nearly the past 12 years — but we'll also be digging into solutions for longstanding problems. We'll be reporting on the ties that bind us and the dreams that push us, in addition to our investigations into what's going wrong.

Our reporters — including senior reporter Paul Ingram's award-winning journalism and photography on the border, immigration and local politics, and IDEA (Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity & Access) reporter Bennito L. Kelty (a Report for America corps member) — will tell the stories that aren't being told anyplace else, breaking the news with exclusive scoops and deep details.

Nobody covers Tucson, Pima County and the unique community challenges and special culture of our Arizona Borderlands the way the Tucson Sentinel does.

You can back this work by becoming a member of our WATCHDOG CLUB today!

All the support we receive over the next month will be dedicated to funding reporting that moves us past the challenges of the past two years, reflects on our community and shines a light forward to the future.

As a local nonprofit, the Tucson Sentinel depends on the support of readers like you to keep this critical work going.

I’m excited to share that we have an incredible opportunity to increase the impact of your donation through NewsMatch, a call to action to support nonprofit news organizations around the country.

From now through the end of the year, NewsMatch will match your new monthly donation 12 times or double your one-time gift, all up to $1,000 per person.

If you sign up to contribute $20 or $40 per month as a Stringer or Correspondent-level member, NewsMatch will support us with $240 or $480 in recognition of your gift.

And if you're already a WATCHDOG CLUB member, NewsMatch will still match any increase you make in your monthly gift, or your entire one-time gift, through December.

Support TucsonSentinel.com today, because a smarter Tucson is a better Tucson.

Subscribe and stretch your donation over time:

$10/mo. Cub Reporter
$15/mo. Printer's Devil
$20/mo. Stringer
$40/mo. Correspondent
$50/mo. Senior Correspondent
Enter your own monthly amount (number only)

Or give a secure one-time gift with PayPal or your credit card:

$5,000 Newshound
$2,500 Trusted Source
$1,000 Copy Desk Chief
$500 Correspondent
$250 Stringer
$100 Printer's Devil
$50 Cub reporter
$25 Informed Source
$10 Dear Reader
Enter your own amount (below)

For an independent local organization like us, this funding will go a long way — and can make a real difference in keeping our community informed.

Watchdog Club members receive:

  • Special members-only email updates
  • Invitations to member coffees and happy hours with Sentinel journalists
  • Advance notice and special tickets for TucsonSentinel.com events
  • Invitations to special VIP donor events
  • TucsonSentinel.com's mission-driven nonprofit reporting available for everyone to read
  • The knowledge that you're helping TucsonSentinel.com report the most accurate news about meaningful events in Southern Arizona

We're committed to making quality news accessible; we'll never set up a paywall or charge for our site. But we rely on your support to bring you, your neighbors and everyone else in Southern Arizona independent news without the spin.

Thanks for reading, and for your support of quality, nonprofit, nonpartisan local reporting.

cheers,

Dylan Smith

Editor & Publisher
TucsonSentinel.com

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P.S.

We don't often get an opportunity like NewsMatch. Please invest in the local news we need today.

Journalism is a vital public service in a democracy. Investigative reporting uncovers injustice, exposes corruption and holds officials accountable. Community reporting celebrates the unique nature of Tucson's people, reflecting our sense of place through a knowing lens.

We aim to provide both: to point out the things we all love about Southern Arizona, and point to possible solutions for what needs changing. We believe that just as an unexamined life is not worth living, an unexamined city is not worth living in. A smarter Tucson is a better Tucson.

Thanks for reading TucsonSentinel.com. Tell your friends to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

But insightful reporting doesn't come free. Make your gift today — you may make a one-time contribution, or sign up for a monthly subscription that supports nonpartisan reporting year-round.

Just one more thing:

Do us a huge favor and help spread the word about TucsonSentinel.com by telling your friends and family about us, and why you believe truly independent local news is so vital. Thanks!

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