Support the NB Media Co-op! March is Membership Month

Written by NB Media Co-op on March 1, 2018

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Media Co-op,

As a new season approaches, help us spring forward as we near ten years of producing independent media in New Brunswick, the traditional unceded territory of the Passamaquoddy, Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Peoples.

Through the month of March we are holding a funding drive, where we will be inviting you to help us sustain and grow. Our goal is to increase our membership base and raise $2,000.

Donate or sign up to become a member here. Annual membership is suggested at $30 per year. Student or low-income memberships are $5-10 or pay what you can. 

All supporters during the month of March will be entered in a draw to win one of three free subscriptions to the fiercely independent magazine, Briarpatch. Our monthly sustainers will also be entered in the draw.

Five ways to support the NB Media Co-op funding drive:

1)   Not a member? Membership lapsed? Join or renew your membership today!

2)   Already a dues-paying member? Make a one-time donation or purchase a membership for a friend!

3)   Forward this email to five friends and ask them to join the media co-op

4)   Share our ask on your Facebook and Twitter

5)   In Fredericton? Attend our Trivia Night event!

Fake News Trivia Night
Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00pm
Grad House, UNB, 676 Windsor St., Fredericton.

A fun ‘true or false’ trivia night for politicos, media watchers & anyone else! Bring a team of media savvy friends or come solo and we will find you a team. Prizes to be won!

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Five reason to support the NB Media Co-op:

1)   In New Brunswick the daily newspapers are almost entirely owned by one company, JD Irving, Ltd., that has interests in many other sectors of the economy. As an independent non-profit media co-operative we cover stories from the perspectives of those ignored or misrepresented in corporate media, including workers, Indigenous land and water defenders, students, and many other equity-seeking groups. Coverage of marginalized voices and un(der)reported stories is key to a healthy democracy.

2)   We rely on membership dues, and donations from individuals and organizations such as labour unions to sustain our work. With more support, we will be able to grow and enhance our news coverage and increase the distribution reach of our print broadsheet, The Brief, and pay our news writers for their stories.

3)   We also hope to bring more thought-provoking events on critical issues to New Brunswick audiences like we have in the past. Some of our favourites include a CanadaLand Show on forestry and the Irving’s, Jennifer Brant on missing and murdered indigenous women, Kevin Donovan on the Jian Ghomeshi affair, Alain Deneault on tax havens, Bruce Livesey on “The House of Irvings”, Justin Brake on being criminalized for reporting on Muskrat Falls, and Janice Harvey on eco-political discourse in Canadian media.

4)    Through our publication, The Brief, our website, social media, workshops and collaboration with community groups, we seek to create a space for various social movements to connect, get the word out, strategize, and reflect. We report with a progressive analysis and from the perspective that a more equitable and just world is possible. Our recent stories include a Miramichi salmon group standing up to J.D. Irving and their spraying of the forest, and the creeping privatization of health care in New Brunswick.

5)   You could win a prize that also gives love to more independent media! All supporters during the month of March will be entered in a draw to win one of three free subscriptions to the fiercely independent magazine, Briarpatch.

Donate or sign up to become a member here

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