x

Fund journalism projects directly

Get access to every story on Beacon

Directly fund your favorite writers

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.

Support journalism around the world

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.

Pledge on your own terms

It’s easy to enable great journalism through one-time pledges or ongoing subscriptions. You can pay by credit card, PayPal, or Amazon, and cancel your subscriptions at any time.

A clean, ad-free reading experience

Beacon was designed from the ground up to be a clean and simple reading experience that looks and feels great on any screen. It wasn’t easy, but trust us, it was worth it.

Net Neutrality

This is the easiest and most effective way to create more in-depth coverage. Back it now while 2x matching funds are availiable.
$30,000 left in matching funds

Featured Project: Techdirt.com

The future of the internet is at stake, as the battle for “net neutrality” and an open internet take shape. Back our reporting and help save the internet by making sure people are informed on what’s really happening — and why it’s important.

Back this work
*This project is live and producing stories.

See more details on Techdirt's project here

Our Matching Funds Partners

Do you care about net neutrality but don't know how to help? Back this project and double your impact with matching funds.

BACK NET NEUTRALITY COVERAGE
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.

Mike Masnick and Techdirt are using Beacon to fund a year of coverage on Net Neutrality. Back this project →
$500,000
paid to journalists
around the world
$30,000
matching funds
available for net neutrality
10,000
Beacon readers
directly support journalism

Know a great writer?

Let them know about Beacon! We *love* to make writers money.

Hurry up though, matching funds are already being dished out!