By now you’ve probably heard something about Ricochet. Our ambitious new bilingual journalism project has been covered by media across the country, in both French and English. (Check out a couple of great profiles here and here.)
In many ways born of Quebec’s student strike — the Maple Spring of 2012 — Ricochet is a collaboration between anglophones and francophones, informed by Canada’s colonial history and supportive of contemporary Indigenous struggles. (For more on Ricochet’s background, see this piece in Green Left Weekly.)
We’ve launched a Crowdfunder to raise start-up money to put together a state of the art website and start paying journalists. Thanks to the generosity of over 750 individual donors, we’ve already raised $45,000 — in just over two weeks!
We need another $30,000 in the last two weeks of the fundraiser to meet our goal.
Can you spare a minute to help spread the Ricochet? We can’t meet our target without your help.
Here are three simple things you can do right now to help Ricochet:
1) Donate to Ricochet. Our average contribution is $25. That makes you a member of Ricochet. For larger donations, we have great perks to offer. Check it out and donate now.
2) Share our appeal with your email list, Facebook friends and Twitter followers. It only takes a few seconds, but you’ll be helping us reach thousands of more people, making our case for new and better media.
3) Tell your co-workers or your organization about Ricochet. If you’re a member of a union, an NGO, a Co-op or a network that cares about independent media, let them know about Ricochet. Send this appeal to them, but also contact us about coming to make a specific presentation to your group. Just email info[at]ricochetmedia.ca
Thanks for reading this note, and for your support for new and better independent media in Canada!
The Ricochet Team