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Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Did you see our letter from the editor this week? Like most local news media, while our readership is at an all-time high, revenues are at a new low. And we are asking, if you believe in what we do and want to see us continue doing it, that you consider showing your support financially. We want to meet you at the next wine walk or opening night. We want you partying with us at Flavor, Mac and Cheese and all of our annual events. And most of all, we want you to keep reading, and we want to keep informing you, our community, about what’s going on in this city that we call home.

We have launched Riverfront Times Press Club to create a community around our readers and strongest supporters at a time that local media across the country has been struggling, and to help underwrite our work in the face of the devastating loss of revenue caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Riverfront Times relies heavily on event-based revenue, and over the years, as advertising revenues have fallen, we launched our own event division to “support our journalism habit.” We've always loved bringing people together and our livelihood depends on it. But now, everything has changed. Advertising revenues from restaurants, bars, theaters, concerts, festivals and retail have completely dried up. And our “side hustle” of events isn’t going to do the trick while we are all practicing healthy social distancing.

Riverfront Times is committed to keeping our print and digital products free, and now we’re asking the community we serve to support the local journalism you deserve and have come to expect. This campaign has been in the works for some time, but present circumstances have increased our urgency. Once this passes, we want to make sure we’ll still be here with you. And we appreciate your support.

Are you a business interested in our Business Membership Campaign, which includes discounts on advertising packages? Contact us.

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$15-$50
Covers the cost of three reporters' notebooks or filing a public records request.
Thank you! Thank you! We will think of you when going after that next hard-news story, and you will be added to our exclusive Press Club email list for exclusive invitations to special events, special offers for members, and insider info on what’s going on behind the pages of Riverfront Times.

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$72 or $6 per month
Covers the cost of attending and covering City Council and County Commission meetings.
Receive a branded car magnet, your name listed as a member in a printed edition of Riverfront Times and on riverfronttimes.com, and a Riverfront Times Press Club membership card which can score you perks. You’ll also be added to our exclusive Press Club email list for exclusive invitations, special offers, and insider info on Riverfront Times.

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$120 or $10 per month
Pays for a single copy of Riverfront Times for the year. Each individual paper costs us around $2 to produce, and we give it away for free!
Receive a print of cover artwork from an Riverfront Times, a branded car magnet, your name listed as a member in a printed edition of Riverfront Times and on riverfronttimes.com, and a Riverfront Times Press Club membership card which can score you perks. You’ll also be added to our exclusive Press Club email list for exclusive invitations, special offers, and insider info on Riverfront Times.

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$240 or $20 per month
Covers the cost of producing and sending our three email newsletters each week.
Receive an invitation to the Best of St. Louis Party, a print of cover artwork from a Riverfront Times, a branded car magnet, your name listed as a member in a printed edition of Riverfront Times and on riverfronttimes.com, and a Riverfront Times Press Club membership card which can score you perks. You’ll also be added to our exclusive Press Club email list for exclusive invitations, special offers, and insider info on Riverfront Times.

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$480 or $40 per month
Covers the cost of a cover illustration created for one of our special issues, such as Best of St. Louis or City Guide.
Receive a Riverfront Times insulated water bottle, an invitation to the Best of St. Louis Party, a print of cover artwork from a Riverfront Times, a branded car magnet, your name listed as a member in a printed edition of Riverfront Times and on riverfronttimes.com, and a Riverfront Times Press Club membership card which can score you perks. You’ll also be added to our exclusive Press Club email list for exclusive invitations, special offers, and insider info on Riverfront Times.

$960 or $80 per month
Covers the cost of posting our content to Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for one week.
Receive a Riverfront Times T-shirt or garment, Riverfront Times insulated water bottle, an invitation to the Best of St. Louis Party, a print of cover artwork from a Riverfront Times, a branded car magnet, your name listed as a member in a printed edition of Riverfront Times and on riverfronttimes.com, and a Riverfront Times Press Club membership card which can score you perks. You’ll also be added to our exclusive Press Club email list for exclusive invitations, special offers, and insider info on Riverfront Times.

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$1,920+ or $160+ per month
The cost to distribute the publication for one week.
Receive an invitation to private event with dinner and drinks with Riverfront Times staff, Riverfront Times T-shirt or garment, Riverfront Times insulated water bottle, an invitation to the Best of St. Louis Party, a print of cover artwork from a Riverfront Times, a branded car magnet, your name listed as a member in a printed edition of Riverfront Times and on riverfronttimes.com, and a Riverfront Times Press Club membership card which can score you perks. You’ll also be added to our exclusive Press Club email list for exclusive invitations, special offers, and insider info on Riverfront Times.

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Support our advertisers and local small businesses.

Membership perks will be received at intervals within 4-6 weeks of members hitting the total amount for the qualifying perk in a 12-month period. Those who make one-time donations should expect to receive gifts within 4-6 weeks from contribution.

*Please note that your support of RFT’s journalism does not constitute a charitable donation and does not qualify for a tax deduction. Nor will it positively or negatively influence editorial. If you have any questions about contributing to Riverfront Times, please contact us at policy(at)riverfronttimes.com.

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