Please Contribute To The NY History Blog For 2016


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2016 Funding New York History Blog Funding CampaignThe New York History Blog relies on contributions from readers to keep publishing important news relevant to the New York State History community. We’ve seen some successes in promoting the cause of New York State’s history, among them lending our voices to help revive New York State History Month, and toward the re-establishment of a full-time New York State Historian.  We’ve promoted thousands of exhibits, events, collections, historic sites, and new publications.

Now we need your help to keep going in 2016.  Giving is easy, and this year it’s even easier – you can simply send a check to The New York History Blog, 7269 State Route 9, Chestertown, NY 12817 – or  contribute via this year’s Rally.org campaign here: https://rally.org/f/5QOqoCY4K4U

Over the past eight years this site has promoted history initiatives in an effort to foster a sense of shared mission and purpose among New York historians of every stripe – all because readers like you provided the little operating funds we need to keep going.

So, I hope you’ll consider how important it is to have a free daily publication devoted to the interest of New York State history, and you’ll make a contribution today. The New York History Blog is the most widely read publication of its kind – together, we can make a difference.

Finally, consider a gift in the name of your favorite organization – or purchasing an advertisement for your next big event – it all goes toward the goal. One of the important reasons to support The New York History Blog through a contribution or advertisement is that traditional media is shrinking faster than ever. A recent Reuters Institute study highlights the fact that only 12% of those over 55 now get their news from print sources. Among millennials, the target for history-related organizations seeking younger audiences, only 6% of respondents from 18 to 34 look to print. Finding younger audiences mean reaching them where they live – on the web and in social media – that’s where The New York History Blog lives as well, right alongside your target audiences.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at jnwarrenjr@gmail.com.

And as always, thanks for reading and supporting this effort – we couldn’t do it without you!

 

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John Warren

About John Warren

John Warren is the founder and editor of The New York History Blog and the online news magazine Adirondack Almanack. He's been a media professional for 30 years with a focus on history, journalism and documentary production. He has a Master of Arts degree in Public History and is a media specialist at the New York State Writers Institute. John lives in the Adirondack Park and his weekly Adirondack Outdoors Conditions Report airs across Northern New York on the North Country Public Radio network.

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