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People are shocked when they learn that our journalists and editors do not get paid. We’re proud to be ahead of a “new journalism” curve, but leading has its setbacks. Major foundations prefer ‘safer’ ways of making news (and revenue). To sustain our work, we rely on public funding from individuals who believe in the power of investigative journalism and documentary.

By donating, you support investigative news (+Truth) and inspiring solutions (+Creativity) in the public interest. Depending on your level of contribution, we offer various rewards, outlined below.

Current Campaign – Donate Today for Rewards

Crowd-sourced

Since 2011, our investigations have all been publicly funded by our Members. Public donations only cover travel, reporting, and equipment expenses, which is enough to keep the gears grinding. But we also rely on members of the public for data collection, research, outreach and other activities that stretch our limited resources further and ensure that our stories are deeply rooted within impacted communities.

Public Herald is a member-based, publicly funded organization. Please consider adding your name to the 1,000 Public Herald Members and Supporters who make this work possible.

You can donate money, time, or talent to support +Truth and +Creativity in the public interest by entering any desired amount in the donation button below.

You can also send donations via mail to either address below:

Public Herald

P.O. Box 488

Coudersport, PA 16915

Paramount Film Exchange Building

Attn: Public Herald

544 Miltenberger St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

*Donor Levels & Rewards*

Support Levels

THOMPSON LEVEL $20

*Hunter S. or Nucky T. You decide…

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STEINBECK LEVEL $30

*Working class hero

GOODMAN LEVEL $60

*Democracy watchdog

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LUSTGARTEN LEVEL $100

* More than an inspirational influence

  • We’ll send you a DVD of our documentary film, Triple Divide

  • Plus one Lifetime Membership to Public Herald

  • Plus+ one Public Exhibition screening license for Triple Divide

  • OR, receive a bulk order of 5 Triple Divide DVD’s (just right in that you’d like this option on your paypal or mail in donation)

CARSON LEVEL $300

*From ‘Silent Spring’ to waking the masses

  • We’ll send you a DVD of our documentary film, Triple Divide

  • Plus one Lifetime Membership to Public Herald

  • Plus+ one Public Exhibition screening license for Triple Divide

  • Plus++ one Public Herald or Triple Divide T-shirt

  • OR, receive a bulk order of 15 Triple Divide DVD’s (just right in that you’d like this option on your paypal or mail in donation)

SINCLAIR LEVEL $500

*Welcome to The Jungle…of rewards

  • We’ll send you three autographed DVDs of our documentary film, Triple Divide

  • Plus+ a DVD of Triple Divide AND Lifetime Educational License for the public library or school of your choice

  • Plus+ one Lifetime Membership to Public Herald

  • Plus+ one Public Exhibition screening license for Triple Divide

  • Plus+ one Public Herald or Triple Divide T-shirt

  • OR, receive a bulk order of 50 Triple Divide DVD’s (just right in that you’d like this option on your paypal or mail in donation)

HUGHES LEVEL $1,000

*Like Langston, a love of journalism and the arts

  • We’ll send up to 10 DVDs of our documentary film, Triple Divide AND Lifetime Educational License for the public library or school of your choice

  • Plus+ one Lifetime Membership to Public Herald

  • Plus+ Associate Producer credit on projects or publications

  • Plus+ special recognition on our Member Page

  • OR, receive a bulk order of 100 Triple Divide DVD’s (just right in that you’d like this option on your paypal or mail in donation)

DOUGLAS LEVEL $5,000

*Freedom-fighter dedicated to people and the press

  • We’ll send up to 18 DVDs of our documentary film, Triple Divide AND Lifetime Educational License for the public library or school of your choice

  • Plus one Lifetime Membership to Public Herald

  • Plus+ Producer credit on projects and publications

  • Plus+ special recognition on our Member Page

  • OR, receive a bulk order of 500 Triple Divide DVD’s (just right in that you’d like this option on your paypal or mail in donation)

TARBELL LEVEL $10,000+

*Setting journalistic standards

  • We’ll send up to 30 DVDs of our documentary film, Triple Divide

  • Plus one Lifetime Membership to Public Herald

  • Plus+ Executive Producer credit on projects and publications

    • Includes access to pre- and post-production meetings

  • Plus++ special recognition on our Member Page
  • OR, receive a bulk order of 1,000 Triple Divide DVD’s (just right in that you’d like this option on your paypal or mail in donation)


***You can also send donations via mail to the address below :
Public Herald
P.O. Box 488
Coudersport, PA 16915


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A Note From the PH Editors

If we had our way, money wouldn’t be necessary. We’re willing to work for food, shelter, and a source of electricity, but utility companies don’t barter… yet. By taking the time to read and donate, our work is ensured to stay alive by your valuable contribution.

***We will not publish your opinions just because you give us money. You cannot purchase us as your personal PR firm with a large contribution. You can, however, secure unbiased, nonpartisan, independent, and uncorrupted investigative reporting by supporting Public Herald.

Thank You

Joshua Pribanic, Editor-in-Chief

Melissa Troutman, Executive Director

P.S.

Don’t forget there’s more than one way to donate your support. Helping to ‘Like’ projects on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or by signing up in a contact form for volunteer work, you’re helping to make a strong difference in the commitment to truth and creativity. Your time as a volunteer can be more valuable than money.