The past year, Adventist Today has had the opportunity to report on events and people in the Adventist community where its independence was critically important.
- When it comes to reporting the political push and pull at the Conference, Union, Division, and General Conference layers of denominational management, our independent journalism is essential
- When it comes to reporting the triumphs and troubles of pastors, teachers, and local congregation ministry leaders, our independent journalism is essential.
- When it comes to reporting on Adventist healthcare, publishing or educational system, our independent journalism is essential
- When it comes to reporting on the trends in the Adventist community; what’s working and not working among the membership, our independent journalism is essential.
- When it comes to reporting on the conservative, antagonistic fringe of Adventism, our independent journalism is essential.
- When Adventists get involved in the political system of whatever country in the world, our independent journalism is essential.
- But independent journalism isn’t cheep. You wouldn’t want for Adventist Today to always release the public relations pieces the denomination puts out. You wouldn’t want us to simply copy and paste a news service into our online presences and leave it at that.
- You anticipate we will go after a story and either be the ones who break it, or we really do our due diligence and get the story right, or we give you the reasons why a story is important to you personally and your ministry in the church and community.
So Here’s the Pitch
It takes significant reader support to provide effective independent journalism.
Checking the facts doesn’t take a few phone calls or a well-placed email. It takes hours of working your sources, and working on several drafts of your article until you support every detail with the truth. Sometimes it takes travel to look someone in the eye to tell if the story you are hearing from a distance, matches with the body language of people you meet in their setting.
That’s independent journalism. That’s what it takes, and more.
And you deserve the very best we can offer. But we can’t deliver that quality day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, without your support. We don’t have denominational budgets to fund our work. There isn’t a philanthropic family or corporation funding Adventist Today. We are reader supported, and we believe we’re worth supporting.
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