Thank you for your interest in the #SupportJournalism project. If you would like a subscription to one of the publications we support, you’re in the right place. Our goal is to provide free access to reputable publications for those individuals within our community who cannot afford it otherwise. This entire campaign was built around one simple idea: to support our fellow resistance members. We believe it is an effective counter to the impact of fake and deeply biased news.

Known Alternatives

Before requesting a subscription from us, please keep in mind there are some alternatives that may be available to you.

  • If you have a .edu, .gov, or .mil email, you can subscribe to the Washington Post for free.
  • If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can get the Washington Post free for one month.
  • If you’re a student or educator, you can get the New York Times for as little as $1 per week.
  • If you’re a student or educator, you can receive the New Yorker for as little as $2 per month.

Available Subscriptions

Currently, we’re able to provide digital subscriptions to the New York Times and the Washington Post. We’re actively working on setting up a number of other publications right now, so if you are interested in any one of them in particular, you’re encouraged to make your request for it. In some cases, we may also be able to provide access to a local newspaper if they have a digital presence and they can accept gift orders.

In the future, we might be able to accommodate multiple subscriptions per person, but in the early phase of this project, we can only provide you with one of the available options. This is to ensure we have enough funding to help as many individuals as possible. Please make your request for the subscription that you are most interested in receiving.

Instructions for Requests

In order to provide these subscriptions, we rely on donations from fellow Twitter users. The nature of crowdfunding require an abundance of trust and transparency in order to function. We require all requests to be made publicly on Twitter for this reason.

It is also helpful if you confirm receipt of your subscription via tweet. We will not share your private information without your explicit consent and the only public information we share can be seen on the Recipient History page. Once you’re ready, simply follow the link below that corresponds to the publication you’re interested in and reply to that tweet with your request.

When making your request, please give a reason for doing so. I don’t need your life story and I’m not asking you to beg or hurt your pride. I just need a reason beyond “I’ll take one” so I know I’m giving the subscription to someone who really needs it. I just want to ensure the donations we receive are being spent well.

Once you’ve made your request, there’s nothing else you need to do. I’ll contact you when I’m ready to fulfill it. If you’re following @rswfire, I’ll contact you via DM. If you’re not (it’s not required), I’ll reply to your tweet asking that you DM me instead (mine are always open). I cannot always fulfill requests right away. There are many factors that go into this, but rest assured that your request will be responded to as soon as possible, and generally in the order received.

Please Be Patient

Please note I conduct this program as a public service. It is in no way my day job, so sometimes there may be delays in fulfillment related to that, and there are other considerations that may stall a request. For example, some publications offer a discounted rate if more than one gift subscription is purchased at the same time, so I will try to group those ones together. That said, if requests for that publication are uncommon, I won’t make you wait forever.

It’s worth noting that fulfillment of the Washington Post is the absolute easiest one for me right now. They have an excellent process for fulfillment and reasonable rates. It costs almost twice as much to fulfill requests for the New York Times, so depending upon how well-funded we are at the time, it may require additional time to process. Magazines are much cheaper, even annually, so they can generally be processed fairly quickly.

All of these caveats are to simply ask that you be patient. As long as you have posted your request to the correct place with a sincere message, your request will be accepted.