Friday, December 15, 2017

Supporting journalism

A year ago I mentioned that I read Peter Singer's Ethics in the Real World, a book where he suggests that if we disclose some of the donations we make to the causes we most care about, we'll likely persuade other people to do the same.

I care a lot about the future of journalism and news organizations as institutions that keep other powers accountable, and I think that you ought to care too, so here are my contributions this year to organizations that do excellent investigative reporting:

—$500 to ProPublica
—$500 to Mother Jones
—$500 to the Center for Investigative Reporting
—$500 to The Marshall Project

I also continue being subscribed to many publications just to support them. As it happened in 2016, I get way more stuff that I can read, but that's not the point. I want these folks to keep doing what they do because I know it benefits us. If you feel the same, if you enjoy the great journalism you regularly see, read, or listen to, and you can spare some money, consider subscribing to your favorite sources, both national and local. Here's my current list:

The New York Times
The Washington Post
The Weekly Standard
Mother Jones
The Nation
Rolling Stone
—The New Yorker
The Atlantic

I'm also about to renew my subscription to the Miami Herald, and I'm looking for another conservative publication, maybe National Review.