Now, we're looking to build upon that success. We have brought on 7 writers and an editor to help us take our contribution to the Lions community to the next level. Our goal is to become your go-to location for news, opinion, and information related to the Detroit Lions. There are 2 key pieces to this goal:
- We want to provide a place for aspiring journalists and writers (who also happen to be Redditors) to "find their voice" and do the job they are training to do in a place that provides a wide viewership while also giving them opportunity for near-instant community feedback and interaction via Reddit. This is a place for these folks to build a resume and launch their careers.
- We want to bring new users into the Detroit Lions community on Reddit. This is a form of outreach and a way to grow the subreddit user base such that we can ensure that we are the largest, most active, and best informed Detroit Lions fans anywhere on the internet.
So far, this has been a labor of love that Chris has graciously funded, and now we have all of the expansion pieces in place, except for one - Digital Media rights.
I'm not sure if you've ever tried to license digital media, much less NFL-related digital media, but it costs more than you might predict; significantly more. This is where we have hit a roadblock. There isn't funding available to provide this crucial portion of the new experience. We need your help to get that funding.
Additionally, as we thought about various ways to raise funds, we decided that we didn't want to ask more than once. Death by a thousand cuts might be standard for Lions fans, but it isn't the way we want to work. So we decided to add a few studio upgrades into the mix here to help ensure that we provide the very best quality podcast and guests to our listeners.
This is not (and never has been) a money-making venture, but we want to make this the very best it can be. Anything earned here will go directly back into the project and be re-invested to ensure we bring you the very best product we can. For this, we turn to you...