The Hoser

The Hoser

creating Local Independent Journalism in the Greater Toronto Are

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$3 a month! Many thanks. This is very meaningful to us. We appreciate every penny, especially at this early in our process. Every dollar we take in now is a sign that we can keep growing, keep fighting, and make this type of local journalism flourish in the GTA. Not-for-profit independent media is here to stay!

You will get access to behind-the-scenes info about how our stories came together. A lot of information, photos, or fun anecdotes from the reporting work do not necessarily make it into every news story. Patreon hosts a good platform for comments and discussion on the posts themselves.
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$5 a month: Hoser Squad

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$5 a month! Thank you. It means a lot, especially now when we're just getting started. You're putting money into journalism that matters.

You will receive access to  behind the scenes content provides to our Grassroots members.

In addition to benefits from Tier 1 membership, you will also receive the monthly newsletter from The Hoser. Shannon and Kevin will collect additional reporting work from the live stories from that month. These may take the form of additional photography or interviews, or insights and expanded writing about the stories we’ve published. Our newsletter will always include a summary of the goings on around Toronto the past month and some of our best stories in a shorter, digestible collection.
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$10: *Recommended!* The General Assembly

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$10 a month! Wow! Thanks a ton! This means so much to us. 

This money will go towards hiring journalists to produce arts, news, opinions and investigative stories, as well as our editing and operating costs. You’re helping make The Hoser stronger, sustainable, and more capable. As we grow, we can attract more reporters from around the city - and pay them fairly, and quickly. $10 every month from a large number of supporters will go a long way in securing our future.

Along with access to our Patreon-only additional featured posts, newsletter, and discussions, you’ll have access to our 30-minute group check-in with Shannon and Kevin and all the other $10 monthly supporters. We envision a half-hour digital—and eventually hopefully in-person—gathering where we discuss the stories we’ve worked on the past month at The Hoser, and where we might be headed. We encourage supporters to share their criticism and ideas with us directly. You can also send your questions to us in advance, and have them answered during our monthly hangouts.
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