Lyndsey Gilpin is creating independent journalism in the American South.
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The South faces vast and complex ecological challenges. It deserves a publication that covers the nuances of its natural resources and communities without being condescending or stereotypical, without parachuting in from New York or Washington D.C. No one has filled that gap — yet. 

Enter Southerly. 

Our independent media organization covers the intersection of ecology, justice, and culture in the American South. Southerly explores the complicated relationship between Southern communities and their environment — whether that’s along the Atlantic coast, in the hollers of Appalachia, on Tennessee farmland, or in the Mississippi Delta. We shed light on strong journalism and pressing stories, and provide insight and analysis about overlooked local news.

In our weekly newsletter, we analyze a timely topic — from greenhouse gas emissions to water infrastructure, agriculture to the fossil fuel economy, environmental injustice in communities of color to the impacts of federal energy policy — and curate sharp, nuanced journalism from local, regional, and national news outlets.

Support independent journalism. If you find value in what Southerly offers, please consider $10 a month to help keep building this momentum.

If you're just tuning in, please subscribe. Check out the topics we cover and newsletter archives here. If you like what you read, please consider donating support Southerly. Feel free to send ideas, feedback, and stories you come across. Tell us why you care about the South, and what you'd like to see out of a new publication.

Thanks so much for your support!

About the editor:

Lyndsey Gilpin is a freelance journalist based in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Her work has appeared in Harper's, Undark, Vice, Daily Beast, CityLab, Huffington Post, High Country News, FiveThirtyEight, The Washington Post, Hakai, The Atlantic, Grist, Outside, InsideClimate News, and more. She loves hiking in the Appalachian Mountains with her pup, Tule, practicing yoga, and obsessing over water and sewage infrastructure (weird, we know).
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Support the newsletter
$5 or more per month 85 patrons
With $5 a month, you help us keep our weekly email newsletter going strong. It takes at least a full day a week to design, write, and curate the best stories we can find for the newsletter. 
Help us grow
$10 or more per month 33 patrons
We want to give you more content. But that means we need to pay writers, grow the website, find more newsletter subscribers. Donate $10 a month and we can reach those goals faster!
Multimedia projects
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
We have goals to launch a podcast, make short films, and produce photo and audio stories. If you donate $20 a month, we can start to prioritize that expensive goal!
Pay our editor!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
It turns out that freelancing full-time and trying to start a magazine is tough to do pro bono. If you want to help pay our editor's rent so she can focus more of her efforts on Southerly, consider donating $100 a month.  
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The South faces vast and complex ecological challenges. It deserves a publication that covers the nuances of its natural resources and communities without being condescending or stereotypical, without parachuting in from New York or Washington D.C. No one has filled that gap — yet. 

Enter Southerly. 

Our independent media organization covers the intersection of ecology, justice, and culture in the American South. Southerly explores the complicated relationship between Southern communities and their environment — whether that’s along the Atlantic coast, in the hollers of Appalachia, on Tennessee farmland, or in the Mississippi Delta. We shed light on strong journalism and pressing stories, and provide insight and analysis about overlooked local news.

In our weekly newsletter, we analyze a timely topic — from greenhouse gas emissions to water infrastructure, agriculture to the fossil fuel economy, environmental injustice in communities of color to the impacts of federal energy policy — and curate sharp, nuanced journalism from local, regional, and national news outlets.

Support independent journalism. If you find value in what Southerly offers, please consider $10 a month to help keep building this momentum.

If you're just tuning in, please subscribe. Check out the topics we cover and newsletter archives here. If you like what you read, please consider donating support Southerly. Feel free to send ideas, feedback, and stories you come across. Tell us why you care about the South, and what you'd like to see out of a new publication.

Thanks so much for your support!

About the editor:

Lyndsey Gilpin is a freelance journalist based in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Her work has appeared in Harper's, Undark, Vice, Daily Beast, CityLab, Huffington Post, High Country News, FiveThirtyEight, The Washington Post, Hakai, The Atlantic, Grist, Outside, InsideClimate News, and more. She loves hiking in the Appalachian Mountains with her pup, Tule, practicing yoga, and obsessing over water and sewage infrastructure (weird, we know).

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Tiers
Support the newsletter
$5 or more per month 85 patrons
With $5 a month, you help us keep our weekly email newsletter going strong. It takes at least a full day a week to design, write, and curate the best stories we can find for the newsletter. 
Help us grow
$10 or more per month 33 patrons
We want to give you more content. But that means we need to pay writers, grow the website, find more newsletter subscribers. Donate $10 a month and we can reach those goals faster!
Multimedia projects
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
We have goals to launch a podcast, make short films, and produce photo and audio stories. If you donate $20 a month, we can start to prioritize that expensive goal!
Pay our editor!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
It turns out that freelancing full-time and trying to start a magazine is tough to do pro bono. If you want to help pay our editor's rent so she can focus more of her efforts on Southerly, consider donating $100 a month.