The NewStandard (http://newstandardnews.net), an independent progressive news website which has
come to wider attention for its excellent Hurricane Katrina coverage (it discounted lies about mayhem before it even had a reporter on the ground there), is facing a key crossroads and needs the help of Los Angeles Indymedia readers.
This week marks the beginning of TNS' vital Fall Membership Drive. TNS reports:
"It is critical that we sign up about 500 new members [to double existing membership] in order to keep publishing, as a small group of readers is offering to match that achievement with an additional injection of up to ,000."
"After two years of operating with an inadequate budget, working sleepless hours at far below a living wage, we are exhausted and need to grow. If we cannot expand our staff and operations, as reflected and supported by a growing membership base, we expect to shut TNS down for good by January 1, 2006.
"Please show your appreciation and support for our work by becoming a Premium Member today, donating what you can on a monthly basis to guarantee the continuation of our worthy efforts."
To learn more about TNS, why you should help their efforts, and how you can help, please visit: