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Beacon empowers writers by letting you fund their work directly. That means you, the reader, decide which writers and stories get published instead of advertisers.

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There are hundreds of projects on Beacon that you can fund directly. We’ve made it easy to browse and search for topics you’ll love. With Beacon, you can enable journalism all around the world.

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Beacon is the only crowdfunding platform to provide matching funds. For many projects, your pledge will be matched by Beacon — giving you even more impact.

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3 Reasons Climate Coverage Needs Your Help

1) Global temperatures are rising but climate coverage is not. In recent years, major papers like the New York Times have slashed climate coverage by over 33%.

2) Studies show media directly impacts the public’s views on climate. But increasingly the reporting and coverage is less about science and more about political agendas.

3) Funding independent journalists is an easy way to create awareness. Join more than 5,000 people who have directly supported coverage they care about.

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Beacon is a platform where readers fund journalists that do important work.

Beacon is a platform where readers fund journalists that do important work.

Spotlight is a new initiative where we focus on important topics and provide matching funds from friends and partners. To date, readers have paid $250,000 to support more than 100 journalists in 30 countries on Beacon.

A team of environmental tech reporters successfully raised over $45,000 on Beacon. Check out Climate Confidential →
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