Grid, the month-to-month Philadelphia-area journal overlaying sustainability throughout the metropolis, launched Wednesday it would presumably not preserve itself solely on selling funds.
The journal is asking for help from its readers, it talked about in a social media push Wednesday, with a model new push for subscriptions starting at $2.99 month-to-month:
“For the past 10 years, Grid has been distributed free throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area, including in public libraries, through the Housing Authority and just about any place that has asked. With print advertising in decline, this model is no longer sustainable. If we are to continue, we need your help. Please consider subscribing. Together we can make Grid sustainable.”
According to a letter from Editor-in-Chief Alex Mulcahy throughout the journal’s new April 2019 topic, Grid’s goal is to attain 500 subscribers by June 30.
“Reaching the goal of 500 will be evidence that Grid is viable in the long-term,” Mulcahy wrote. “Falling short will suggest that it is not.”
Grid is offering 4 completely completely different ranges of subscriptions, the first three of which embrace the similar benefits: a print model of Grid delivered to your residence.
The fourth diploma, at $19.99 month-to-month, makes the subscriber a “distribution sponsor”, which locations the subscriber’s establish at one distribution location throughout the metropolis. Grid says it presently has larger than 450 distribution locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Each topic of Grid can be accessible as a digital journal on its website, along with earlier factors relationship once more to February 2009.
It’s been a busy, and turbulent, yr for Philly-area small media.
Since the beginning of March, Spirited Media launched it was selling its hyperlocal info web sites, along with Billy Penn; the Reading Eagle’s homeowners launched they filed for Chapter 11 chapter security; and the free tabloid Metro gutted its Philadelphia editorial staff.