Chris Burlingame is creating Seattle-area news and culture website
6
patrons
$35
per month
The Journal of Precipitation is a excited to return in early 2018 as a Puget Sound area online magazine and blog. Chris Burlingame, the local blogger from Another Rainy Saturday and the SunBreak, is launching JoP as a site dedicated to covering the Seattle area with an irreverent and unique perspective. Think of a Western Washington site that draws inspiration from The Awl, Gizmodo/Splinter/Deadspin, and the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" section.

But. Launching an endeavor like this is not something one can do alone, so I'm asking for support from readers to sustain this project. I'm committed to making it worthwhile for readers and patrons. 
Tiers
Journalism supporter
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
$2/month shows your commitment to local journalism and this experiment. For your commitment, you are eligible for all of our contests, and will get access to other special rewards. As a bonus, we are throwing in the warm-fuzzy feeling that comes with supporting small, local publications.
Journalism benefactor
$5 or more per month 1 patron
$5/month shows you care deeply about local journalism and this experiment. For your commitment, you are eligible for all of our contests, and will get access to other special rewards, have unlimited access to the warm-fuzzy feeling that comes with supporting small, local publications, and will get a shout-out on the website each month.
Journalism demigod
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
$10/month shows you are deeply invested in local journalism and this experiment. For such a commitment, you are eligible for entry in all of our contests, and will get access to other special rewards, can have your project promoted in a native advertisement on the site and mentioned on social media and in the newsletter (provided it is a net positive in the world: no Skrewdriver cover bands or Mike Cernovich readings, please), have unlimited access to the warm-fuzzy feeling that comes with supporting small, local publications, and will get a shout-out on the website each month.
Lord of Local Journalism
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Wow, you really care about sustaining this project and are helping us become Too Big to Fail. You will obviously get the warm-fuzzy feeling, the monthly shoutout and native ad on the site, and on all of our newsletters and social media accounts, plus your odds of winning double in all of our contests, you get sponsorship for a monthly feature of your choice (though not editorial control), and your clothes will fit better, strangers will compliment your new haircut, and your friends will ask if you've been working out.
Goals
$35 of $500 per month
If we hit $500/month, we'll be able to pay all of our contributors, plus we'll host quarterly Patron-only gatherings that will be worth your time (which could include happy hours or special, intimate performances or lectures).
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The Journal of Precipitation is a excited to return in early 2018 as a Puget Sound area online magazine and blog. Chris Burlingame, the local blogger from Another Rainy Saturday and the SunBreak, is launching JoP as a site dedicated to covering the Seattle area with an irreverent and unique perspective. Think of a Western Washington site that draws inspiration from The Awl, Gizmodo/Splinter/Deadspin, and the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" section.

But. Launching an endeavor like this is not something one can do alone, so I'm asking for support from readers to sustain this project. I'm committed to making it worthwhile for readers and patrons. 

Recent posts by Chris Burlingame

Tiers
Journalism supporter
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
$2/month shows your commitment to local journalism and this experiment. For your commitment, you are eligible for all of our contests, and will get access to other special rewards. As a bonus, we are throwing in the warm-fuzzy feeling that comes with supporting small, local publications.
Journalism benefactor
$5 or more per month 1 patron
$5/month shows you care deeply about local journalism and this experiment. For your commitment, you are eligible for all of our contests, and will get access to other special rewards, have unlimited access to the warm-fuzzy feeling that comes with supporting small, local publications, and will get a shout-out on the website each month.
Journalism demigod
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
$10/month shows you are deeply invested in local journalism and this experiment. For such a commitment, you are eligible for entry in all of our contests, and will get access to other special rewards, can have your project promoted in a native advertisement on the site and mentioned on social media and in the newsletter (provided it is a net positive in the world: no Skrewdriver cover bands or Mike Cernovich readings, please), have unlimited access to the warm-fuzzy feeling that comes with supporting small, local publications, and will get a shout-out on the website each month.
Lord of Local Journalism
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Wow, you really care about sustaining this project and are helping us become Too Big to Fail. You will obviously get the warm-fuzzy feeling, the monthly shoutout and native ad on the site, and on all of our newsletters and social media accounts, plus your odds of winning double in all of our contests, you get sponsorship for a monthly feature of your choice (though not editorial control), and your clothes will fit better, strangers will compliment your new haircut, and your friends will ask if you've been working out.