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The News Business is Broken

One after the other, local newspapers across Ohio have closed. Print advertising revenue declines every year. There are 51% fewer reporters than just a decade ago. Trust in news media has never been lower. 

It doesn’t have to be this way.

The Source membership program helps you make Richland County a better place through support for independent, solutions-focused reporting. Membership bridges the gap between you and the reporters that cover your life. Together, we form a vital partnership that fosters trust, togetherness and growth through journalism.

Source Memberships Make Things Happen

Keep News Free
& Accessible to All

Journalism isn’t free to create. Your support enables the newsroom to operate and meaningful projects to happen.

See Solutions in
Place of Problems

Your support enables daily reporting and research-driven solutions stories.

Create
Real-World Impact

Member support enables events like the Mansfield Mayoral Debate, Reporting Reimagined, our Community Baby Shower and many more to come.

We tell the whole story

In fact, we were founded in response to community feedback that traditional news outlets miss the good news in pursuit of clickbait. When we surveyed our readers in 2020, they rated us 38 times more trustworthy than the national media. We're nationally recognized and committed to reporting on effective responses to social problems facing our region. You deserve to be confident in your community’s news.

I appreciate the efforts of the Richland Source to make a meaningful difference within our region in so many ways.”
— Mike Ziegelhofer
“I’m impressed with the clear, concise news articles that I find very pertinent to our community. The website format is well organized, clean and easy to read. Richland Source helps me to feel very connected.”
— Andrea Shifley
“I believe in local journalism & have been impressed with Ashland Source since its debut.”
— Melissa Culler
“I want to support the interesting and creative approach you are taking to news in Knox County.”
— Peggy Dunn

The Win-Win-Win of Membership

Starter Membership

At seven bucks a month, you’re invited to all the events and you’re saying “Look, I get it. Nothing good happens for nothing.” That says a lot. Our entire team appreciates it.

SUPPORTER membership

Members who choose the Supporter option receive all of the benefits of lower-priced plans, plus valuable discounts at over 50 local merchants from around the region.

PIllar membership

Your Pillar membership supports local journalism and service organizations at the same time. Pillar members can designate advertising credit to the nonprofit of their choice.

 

Promoter Membership

As a Promoter, you understand the impact of local journalism on your community and want to support the work. You’ll be invited to the Solutions Society which involves exclusive updates and celebrations of our most impactful stories and newsmakers.

 

Sustainer Membership

As a Sustainer, your support will accelerate the possibilities and solutions identified for our region. You’ll be invited to the Solutions Society which involves exclusive updates and celebrations of our most impactful stories and newsmakers.


Here's how you can join about 1,100 of your neighbors and support the Source

Our process is streamlined so that you can sign up in two clicks.

1. FIND YOUR PLAN

With three plans and flexible payment options, we know you’ll find a membership tier that matches your lifestyle.

2. CHECKOUT IN MINUTES

Our process is so streamlined so that you can sign up in two clicks.

3. STAY CONNECTED AND INFORMED

You’ll be part of a thriving community of members that receives exclusive updates, benefits and event invitations.


Change happens one story at a time - Traditional media outlets leave people feeling powerless and disconnected, while the Source tells the whole story of the communities it serves. By becoming a Source Member, you’ll be able to support local, independent journalism and stay engaged in a thriving membership community. If you agree that having a factual, independent, local news source helps make north central Ohio better, will you support us? Your support will help us continue to deliver real value and change through local journalism, something thousands of communities across the country no longer have.

Change happens one story at a time

Traditional media outlets leave people feeling powerless and disconnected, while the Source tells the whole story of the communities it serves. By becoming a Source Member, you’ll be able to support local, independent journalism and stay engaged in a thriving membership community. If you agree that having a factual, independent, local news source helps make north central Ohio better, will you support us? Your support will help us continue to deliver real value and change through local journalism, something thousands of communities across the country no longer have.

 

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