The Hum

is creating a news platform for Monmouth County and surrounding areas.

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  • Access to all patron-only content
  • Invite to The Hum's Private Facebook Group
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  • The Hum Bumper Magnet
  • And everything in the previous tier
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  • The Hum Tote Bag
  • Patron recognition on our website
  • Social media shares by the Hum by request
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The Hum is bringing #CageFreeNews to the Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, and surrounding areas. Our mission is to increase civic participation and cultivate an informed body of citizens by providing people with the information necessary to advocate for a better society.

The Hum is happy to bring you local news and issues that you care about, but it is difficult for us (and most other local news outlets) to do so without your support.

"Newsrooms across the nation have been decimated by the collapse of traditional business models brought on by the impact of digital technology and social media, which have drawn readers and advertisers to other information sources on the internet. As a result, many communities have turned into news deserts, with little or no local reporting."
—The Knight Foundation

Reliable news and information are essential for a healthy democracy, but this is being challenged in the current environment of "fake news." Without a trusted, local source like the Hum, it is easy to fall victim to misinformation.

We hate paywalls as much as you, which is why we run a "pay what you want" model. By supporting the Hum, you have the opportunity to reverse years of declining trust and revenues and help build a sustainable future for local news and information in the 21st century.

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