Keep Big Easy Magazine Alive – You Can Make a Difference

Hey guys. As many of you know, I’m the Publisher of Big Easy Magazine, the online home for progressive New Orleans.

From race, environmental, economic and social injustices to Saints commentary and coverage, we strive to cover the issues that matter most to New Orleanians, and we do so with the help of small businesses and from the people who pay to become members. Over the last year, we broke major news stories, a few of which garnered national attention. This wouldn’t be possible without your dedicated support.

Recently, as you may have heard, multi-millionaire and Advocate owner, John Georges purchased the Gambit and recently the Times-Picayune, which leaves Big Easy Magazine as one of the only leading independent progressive voices for the people of New Orleans.


Now I’ll get straight to the point. Our continued existence depends on how much money we can raise within the next three weeks so that we can continue to pay our writers, hire and maintain the necessary sales staff and management and maintain our site. After bankrolling over $100k of my own personal funds, I’m pleading with you for your financial support. I’m confident that if we can raise $10,000 over the course of the next month we will be able to maintain our current staff and hire the additional staff necessary to keep Big Easy Magazine afloat.

That sounds like a lot. But we have 6,669 followers on our Facebook page – if everyone donated just $2, we would raise $13,338. Every single donation counts, and every person who follows us matters.

With so many injustices and so many people who have never had a voice in our city, Big Easy Magazine is your voice and the soul of New Orleans. Please fight for our continued existence. Don’t let big corporate media defeat us that easily.

– Scott Ploof

Editor’s Note: Thank you to all those who have already donated! You’re truly helping to Keep Big Easy Magazine Alive! -Jenn

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Help Keep Big Easy Magazine Alive

Hey guys!

We’re so grateful to our friends, our families, our neighbors, and especially our readers for chipping in, sharing, and donating to the cause of local progressive media. Your support has lifted us up so much and will most assuredly not be lost or forgotten.

If you care about local independent progressive media in an era where multi-millionaires such as John Georges are monopolizing our local press, then please donate any amount you can to make our operation a success. We can do this! Do not give up.

What else can you do if you’ve already donated and can’t donate anymore? Share our content on Facebook and tell people about our fundraising operation. Call and email others who may be able to give. We believe in you because you believe in us and together we can ensure Big Easy Magazine becomes a progressive icon for New Orleans and an inspiration for the expansion of progressive media around the world.

Thank you,
Scott Ploof
Big Easy Magazine

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