KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – One thing I don’t like about working for the NS Advocate is asking readers to donate money.
The thing I hate even more is turning down great pitches by both new writers and established freelancers.
Unfortunately the two are related.
Our work is supported by a small community of kindhearted people. Last year we paid our freelance writers some $8000, this year it will be roughly the same. There’s also cost for technical support, server, and so on. No money for me, which is fine, I get a pension.
Some people suggest we put up a paywall. That will never happen. Many of our readers are poor and can’t afford it, no matter how little we would charge. And anyways, we want our articles to be read by as many people as possible, because we want to make a difference.
So, if you visit the website regularly and sort of like what you see, please help us as we continue to grow and cover the news other media don’t think all that important.