Thank you so much for your support of the HBCU Digest. Because of you, in just 15 months since moving to the Substack platform and our subscription model, we’ve secured more than 4,000 total readers and more than 550 paid subscribers.
For an independent news operation, that is an amazing feat; and all credit belongs to you for subscribing, reading, and sharing the Digest’s content.
I’m writing today to appeal for your support in becoming a paid subscriber. The Digest has been a news resource of record for the HBCU community for more than a decade. With your support, it will grow as a valuable asset for honest coverage of 100 historically Black institutions nationwide.
Our ultimate goal is to secure 2,500 paid subscribers, and we are more than 20% into that objective. If you subscribe today, here’s what you’ll be helping the Digest to accomplish:
Launch of daily, independently produced talk radio morning program to be broadcast live on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
To pay three full-time writers independently focused on philanthropy, faculty research, and executive management at HBCUs.
To increase pay for panelists of ‘Digest After Dark’ weekly HBCU affairs show.
The New York Times recently profiled the Substack platform as one of the world’s fastest-growing media companies and highlighted how some writers on the platform have been able to secure lucrative advances for journalism, creative writing, and podcasting on a variety of topics.
A 100% Black-owned publication with exclusive coverage of historically Black colleges is certainly deserving to be mentioned among these highly successful operations, and I am totally convinced that it can happen with your support.
Here’s some of the subscription-exclusive content you may have missed in the last week
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