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 environment 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. 

Every Thursday, I send out a newsletter about ecology and culture in the American South, exploring 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. Southerly sheds light on the best journalism and most pressing stories; it provides insight into overlooked news and analysis. I choose one topic a week to write about: from climate change denial to water infrastructure, agriculture to the fossil fuel industry, environmental injustice to energy policy — and also curate the sharpest stories I can find. 

Ultimately, the plan is to turn this project into a magazine, adding in other Southern journalists' work including essays, investigative projects, narrative writing, photography, data visualization, and video. 

But right now, it's just me, every week. 

If you already subscribe and find value in what Southerly offers, please consider $2 or $3 a month to help me keep building this momentum.

If you're just tuning in, please subscribe. Check out the archives here. If you like what you read, I'd be thrilled if you chipped in to support the project. Feel free to send me ideas, feedback, and stories you come across. Tell me 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 me:

I'm a freelance journalist based in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. My work has appeared in Harper's, Undark, High Country News, FiveThirtyEight, The Washington Post, Hakai, The Atlantic, Grist, Outside, and InsideClimate News. Check out my website!
Rewards
Many thanks!
$1 or more per month 16 patrons
So many thanks for helping me fund this project.
Many, many thanks!
$2 or more per month 27 patrons
Eternal gratitude
$3 or more per month 22 patrons
Shoutout!
$5 or more per month 25 patrons
I'll give ya all the gratitude, plus a shoutout on Twitter!
Goals
$311 of $500 per month
With $500 a month, I can keep this weekly publication rolling, spending more time to find, curate, and report stories on the ground. 
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The South faces vast and complex ecological challenges. It deserves a publication that covers the nuances of its environment 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. 

Every Thursday, I send out a newsletter about ecology and culture in the American South, exploring 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. Southerly sheds light on the best journalism and most pressing stories; it provides insight into overlooked news and analysis. I choose one topic a week to write about: from climate change denial to water infrastructure, agriculture to the fossil fuel industry, environmental injustice to energy policy — and also curate the sharpest stories I can find. 

Ultimately, the plan is to turn this project into a magazine, adding in other Southern journalists' work including essays, investigative projects, narrative writing, photography, data visualization, and video. 

But right now, it's just me, every week. 

If you already subscribe and find value in what Southerly offers, please consider $2 or $3 a month to help me keep building this momentum.

If you're just tuning in, please subscribe. Check out the archives here. If you like what you read, I'd be thrilled if you chipped in to support the project. Feel free to send me ideas, feedback, and stories you come across. Tell me 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 me:

I'm a freelance journalist based in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. My work has appeared in Harper's, Undark, High Country News, FiveThirtyEight, The Washington Post, Hakai, The Atlantic, Grist, Outside, and InsideClimate News. Check out my website!

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Rewards
Many thanks!
$1 or more per month 16 patrons
So many thanks for helping me fund this project.
Many, many thanks!
$2 or more per month 27 patrons
Eternal gratitude
$3 or more per month 22 patrons
Shoutout!
$5 or more per month 25 patrons
I'll give ya all the gratitude, plus a shoutout on Twitter!