The election of Donald Trump has lead to a crisis in accredited media. Companies from CNN to the Washington Post have all had to work hard to combat fake news and defend their reputations from hoards of alt-right saboteurs and Russian agents putting out fake news that contradicts progressive narratives. But one news organization has been particularly hard hit. The Guardian, one of the oldest and most respected names in accredited journalism, is in dire straits.
Founded in 1821, the Guardian has produced unparalleled accredited journalism for almost two centuries, reporting groundbreaking news that you just can’t find anywhere else. This year, the Guardian, along with the Accredited Times, reported that robots are racist and sexist, a topic so thought-provoking that it even generated some disagreement and debate amongst the Guardian’s own progressive readers. The Guardian also routinely offers unique and fascinating criticisms of Donald Trump and Brexit that cannot be found on any other major news site. But despite the amazing, independent journalism that they do, the Guardian is in a dire financial situation, and has been forced to ask for donations in order to continue its important work.
According to the Financial Times, the Guardian’s advertising revenues are falling fast for unknown reasons, and the newspaper’s losses have been mounting every year.
Fortunately, according to the Guardian’s womyn chief editor, Katharine Viner, the company now makes as much from donations as it does from advertising. But more is needed in order to make the company profitable again. Like the Accredited Times, the Guardian has state of the art offices with top-of-the-range mac desktop computers, and employs dozens of highly-paid writers and journalists, who analyze Reuters news feeds and press releases meticulously for new stories.
The tools and talent needed to produce such stunningly original content costs a lot of money, and the Guardian needs your support in order to keep their operation going. According to the Guardian, “We don’t have a wealthy owner pulling the strings. No shareholders, advertisers or billionaire owners can edit our editor”. The Guardian is the peoples’ magazine free from corporate influences, and without the support of you, the reader, they may be washed away in a sea of fake news and alt right corporate propaganda. So, please, donate today, and secure the future of accredited journalism.