Published November 18th, 2019 at 1:15 PM2 minute read
I hope you’ve enjoyed CityScene KC since it was launched 2 1/2 years ago with the mission to be the community news source for greater downtown.
We’ve covered the big stuff such as the new Loews convention hotel, Strata office tower and multiple apartment projects, and street-level reports about new micro-breweries and retail shops, and even problems with dog owners not cleaning up after their pets.
Much of the time, readers of CityScene like you have been the first and/or only ones to learn about what’s happening in greater downtown.
If you browse our archives, you’ll see just how much has been happening in our greater downtown and what you’ve discovered through CityScene.
Now it’s time for me to ask you for your financial support.
CityScene was launched with the help of some great investors who saw the need for a news outlet dedicated to covering greater downtown.
They provided a financial runway to establish CityScene as part of the fabric downtown’s revival along with thousands of new residents, dozens of new businesses and ultimate return to its traditional role as the heart of our metro.
That runway however, has reached the point where CityScene needs your financial support to continue.
The national trend in online local news outlets like CityScene KC has been toward a subscription-base model. Trying to make it financially viable solely through selling advertising and sponsorships has not panned out for most ventures.
The bottom line: if you provide readers with valuable information and news, they’ll be willing to pay for it.
I hope that’s been the case for all of you who live, work, play or simply are interested in the important story of our greater downtown.
So here’s the pitch, for $6 per month (the price of a craft beer or latté) you’ll be able to continue to enjoy the daily stories produced by CityScene about your greater downtown community.
The beginning of this new chapter for CityScene KC will be Dec. 2. Readers will be able to enjoy three free articles each month, but after that, they’ll be asked to subscribe.
I’m hoping many of you decide CityScene is worth it and stay with us!