The landscape of online news media has changed dramatically over the past decade, if not the past few years. Today we live in a media environment that is very different from that once dominated by the printed daily newspapers.
Today, reader support is crucial to the sustainability of journalism.
Most online news media are free, which encourages financial support from readers while remaining accessible to everyone. Some media use a paywall, so only those who can afford it have access. While most online media relies in part on advertising, some sites are so riddled with ads that it can be difficult to read their articles.
At The Tyee, we believe in a robust journalistic landscape made sustainable by the support and investment of our readers. We thank everyone who can contribute.
But we realize we’re not the only publication with this approach, and others have different templates to reflect their audience. So with that in mind, we want to ask:
Do you contribute financially to online news media?
* Please note that all survey responses will be publicly viewable, but anonymous.
Please note that the Tyee Barometer polls are only intended to be a quick and engaging non-scientific snapshot of our readers’ opinions on various topics that fall within The Tyee’s very broad editorial mandate. They are not intended to be taken as a representative sample of British Columbia opinion.