Hello all! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve sent out a newsletter, so there’s a good amount to cover. Please scan it all, and read the parts that seem important to you. <g> Feel free to reply if you have thoughts about any of these updates. Thanks!
News and Notes about the Site
Our contributors are not paid; they write because they believe in the work, and to add to the progressive voice. So, I’ve started a Tip Jar for them. Whenever we run an original post, I’ll put a tip jar either in the body of the story or at the end. If you want to throw some $$ their way, just put the title of the story in the “What is this for” box, then click the PayPal button and enter whatever amount you want. The person who created the story will get 100% of what is donated, after the PayPal fees are taken out.
I’ve created separate pages for each of our media outlets, to make it easier to follow them and to catch up if you have missed episodes. Just go to the new Media menu on the site.
YouTube and TikTok
I am repurposing some of our content into videos on YouTube and TikTok. If you are on those platforms, subscribe to ForwardKY on each.
Also, I do “News & Notes” each M-W-F. I’ve started posting those on TikTok as well, and they are getting some traction there. If you or someone you know is on TikTok and want the basics of the political news, that’s a good place to start.
Our two podcasts are The State of Kentucky and Moving Kentucky Forward. Since TSOK is based on an article on the site, there is not need for a separate transcript. For MKF, we will provide a transcript, but only for paying members.
The Daily Take
I do a column each morning called “The Daily Take,” that is only available to paying members at the Partner level. If you are at that level, you can get this column each M-F morning by subscribing to it on your newsletter page in your profile.
If you haven’t already, check out the Campaign Finance section of Election Central. Lots of interesting data there. And remember – the final state fundraising reports are due this week. Watch for a story saying the numbers have been updated.
If you ever wonder what other people are reading on the site, scroll down the page and look in the right sidebar. There is a widget there called “Top Articles.” Just scan that to make sure you haven’t missed anything.
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