How do I edit my Shadowproof membership amount / card information / address / etc?

We’re more than happy to help! Please contact Brian Sonenstein at

How do I cancel my Shadowproof membership / request a refund?

Please read our refund and cancellation policy for more information.

What is FDL Media Group / why is FDL Media Group on my bank statement?

You may see notice “FDL Media Group” on your bank statement after you donate to us. You’ll also notice that we ask that checks be made out to “FDL Media Group.” That’s because FDL Media Group is Shadowproof’s fictitious business name. It was a placeholder we devised for setting up our organization before we had a name for it. We plan to change it to Shadowproof to avoid confusion in the near future.

Is Shadowproof affiliated with Firedoglake or FDL?

Firedoglake was a predecessor of Shadowproof and you can read about our history on our About page. However, we are an entirely separate organization. While Shadowproof proudly hosts the Firedoglake reporting archive, we’re a separate company. Unfortunately, this means we’re unlikely to be able to help you with any questions or other needs regarding FDL.