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Almost There! Last Day to Support Tyee’s 2017 Special Election Reporting

Now’s your chance to bolster independent journalism by great BC reporters.

By Jeanette Ageson and Robyn Smith 12 Dec 2016 | TheTyee.ca

Jeanette Ageson is chief revenue officer of The Tyee.

Robyn Smith is editor of The Tyee.

Once again, Tyee readers have humbled us with their generosity and support for independent journalism.

In just under three weeks, nearly 900 readers have contributed $55,000 to The Tyee’s 2017 provincial election reporting project, “BC in the Balance.”

Nine-hundred readers. That’s… well, amazing.

The support allows us to dive into our B.C. voters’ guide, which will include an investigation into the network of political power players in the province as well as in-depth reports on the issues the Tyee Builder community identifies as critical to the May 9 election.

And the support puts us less than $10,000 away from hitting our target goal of $65,000, with one day to go.

Today’s the day. Will you join us and support The Tyee’s 2017 B.C. election reporting by midnight?

We raised our overall target for this special project earlier last week from $50,000 to $65,000, knowing that that extra $15,000 could help our reporting have even more impact.

The funds will allow us to hire additional researchers and data experts, and send our reporters to dig into election issues across the province.

After all that’s happened this year in the journalism world — from layoffs to the rise of fake news — critical fact-based journalism is needed more than ever. The more we raise, the more we can do to provide the reporting and analysis British Columbians need before they vote.

So, what do you say? Will you help us reach our goal of $65,000 by midnight tonight?

Please contribute to the Tyee’s election reporting project today.

If you’ve already contributed to the project (again, amazing), please help us get the word out by sharing the project on email or social media.  [Tyee]

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