Don’t Forget

I always hope our subscription sign up drives will coincide with a relatively calm news environment so I can spend some time discussing the importance of your memberships for the future of TPM. Well, no such luck. I’d say we’re not in a calm news environment. And I don’t think that’s going to change by next week when our annual drive kicks off. So we’re just going to have to juggle it all. And we can do that.

If you’re already a member, thanks. You’re one of over 33,000 paying subscribers who fund our operation. If you’re a reader but not yet a member, please consider signing up during the drive. It’s a great deal. You get access to everything we publish and you make our operation possible. For a small membership upgrade you can get Prime AF, which has zero ads and the best reading experience possible. So keep that all in mind for next week.


Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

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