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For nearly 50 years, CITY has kept the powers that be on their toes while highlighting the very best of art, music, and culture.

In the meantime, nearly half of all newsroom jobs nationwide were lost. Tech titans plundered newsrooms’ traditional revenue streams and did little to replace the local news coverage knocked out in the process.

Now, the coronavirus pandemic has us on the ropes. In a matter of days, the pathogen wiped out months of revenue from advertising and events tied to keeping people connected.

At CITY, we believe a community without journalism that aggressively questions authority, stands up for its most vulnerable residents, and celebrates what makes us unique, can lose its way.

We’re still fighting the good fight. But every fighter needs a team. We need you.

Prior to the current health crisis, many of you who value what we do asked how you could help CITY stay vibrant, locally-owned, and free. Aside from reading and supporting our advertisers, you can also become a CITY Champion with a one-time or recurring donation.

Think of your support as a voluntary subscription. Along with our undying gratitude and that warm fuzzy you'll get from sustaining journalism that covers local news, arts, dining, and entertainment at a critical time, you'll receive . . .

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  • A shout-out across our social media channels
  • Subscription to our weekly newsletter and Weekend Planner
  • A surprise gift of: CITY Champion socks, full-size umbrella, or reporter's notebook
    (deliverable as available during the pandemic)
    *$5.85 minimum required
  • Invitations to CITY events
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  • A shout-out across our social media channels
  • Subscription to our weekly newsletter and Weekend Planner
  • A surprise gift of: CITY Champion socks, full-size umbrella, or reporter's notebook
    (deliverable as available during the pandemic)
    *$70 minimum required
  • 4 consecutive weeks of 300 x 600 web ads on rochestercitynewspaper.com to donate to a 501(c)(3) charity of your choice
    (donor name will be recognized)
    Value: $750
    *$585 minimum required
  • Invitations to CITY events

*Please note that your gift does not constitute a charitable donation and does not qualify for a tax deduction.