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Closing Out The Year With More Critical Reporting From Journalists We Like To Support

Your support has helped us expand our support for freelance journalism in 2018. You have increased our ability to publish incisive and tenacious journalism.

We’re ready to close out the year with more critical reporting from hard-working journalists. But we need your help to fund freelance opportunities for our community of writers.

Please donate toward our $2,000 goal to fund freelance reporting at Shadowproof for the rest of 2018.

Funds raised from monthly memberships and reader donations cover our operating expenses and compensate our intrepid reporters fairly for their work.

Reader donations have funded:

  • Kevin Gosztola’s reporting trips to Augusta, Georgia, to cover the court proceedings of former NSA contractor Reality Winner
  • Jon Walker’s health care analysis and reporting, including pieces on wasteful health care spending and challenges facing the single-payer movement
  • Stories on law enforcement practices in Chicago and Berkeley from FOIA documents obtained by Will Pierce and Camille Fassett
  • Coverage of how menstruation is used to punish and humiliate incarcerated women and female visitors, by Lauren Gill
  • Michael Sainato’s coverage of community resistance to Amazon facilities and the prosecution of indigenous activist Chase Iron Eyes

At Shadowproof, we strive to make a difficult media environment for independent journalists easier. Freelancers are shown the dignity and respect they deserve from the very moment they pitch us stories.

We work with journalists in ways that fairly value their contributions. As reports are developed for publication, we do not race to get pieces posted without regard for what was submitted. We spend a significant amount of time on edits and revisions to greatly enhance their work and alleviate some of the burden other outlets may put on them.

If you would like to see us continue our support for independent journalists, please chip in a few dollars.

The present political climate, which fosters cynicism and powerlessness, makes journalism that fuels resistance even more crucial.

Check out all of our reader-funded freelance reporting in our Features section.

Thank you for reading Shadowproof and for supporting our work however you can.



Shadowproof is a press organization driven to expose systemic abuses of power in business and government while at the same time developing a model for independent journalism that supports a diverse range of young freelance writers and contributors. It is intrinsically committed to elevating voices from marginalized communities, as well as dissenting perspectives which deserve greater attention.