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How your
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The Journal was established in 2010, at a point of great change, to serve an age where just reporting the news is no longer enough.

Journalism has to be more relevant, reliable and meaningful.

We’re dedicated not just to reporting, but to keeping people well-informed and involved in the issues that are shaping and changing Ireland.

Advertising helps bring news to as many people as possible. Your support takes it deeper: it ensures we can keep questioning, investigating, debunking, explaining and informing.

Questioning

Investigations

Our investigative unit, Noteworthy, takes you inside important stories on issues as diverse as climate and the environment, health and social inequity.

This work has serious impact; winning multiple awards, international journalistic collaborations, citations in Dáil Éireann and academic projects.

Debunking

FactCheck

It is essential to establish facts from noise. From political claims to Covid-19 misinformation, our FactCheck unit - the only one in Ireland - brings you clarity, transparency and balance so you can make well-informed decisions.

We set up FactCheck in 2016 to proactively expose false or misleading information and provide ways to help identify misinformation. Find out how here.

Making Sense

The Explainer

Complex issues need simple explanations. We make sense of why something matters and bring it to you with context and in plain language.

Explainer articles and our weekly podcast The Explainer - an Apple top choice in its very first year - gather experts to bring clarity to the stories we’re all talking about.

Informing

The Good
Information Project

Through live regional events, surveys and Q&As our journalists and audiences come together to identify knowledge gaps in critical issues facing our country. We then make good information easily accessible in podcasts, videos, articles and social stories.

Make sure to check out the 15 big topics we covered in the last couple of years here.

Understanding

Voices

This is our section for opinion pieces as diverse as our audience. We believe a wide mix of viewpoints helps build a better understanding and makes for healthier debate.

We feature an inclusive range of authors who are either experts or have had first-hand experience of the given topic.

Connecting

Polls & Comments

We want to be informed by the voices of our readers. Our daily polls pose questions we have as a community; our comment section, while challenging at times, gives a read on the temperature of the nation.

We offer these as ways to connect without interference. You can find out why here.

Providing context

Newsletters

Our newsletters answer the question “What do I need to know about this?” The aim is to deliver good quality information and context in a way that is convenient to you.

We offer news round-up newsletters (including daily business news in Morning Memo) as well as topic-specific ones like Coronavirus and Temperature Check (climate change). You can sign up here.

To the point

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When you only have time (or headspace) for a quick catch up with the news, we’ve got you.

We keep things simple and provide you with daily briefings to get informed by, not lost in. Simple to access, quick to get to the point.

Transparent

Open Newsroom

We want to connect with you to deliver relevant and meaningful news for Ireland.

We are committed to transparency and sharing how and why we do things the way we do.

We refer to this as having an open newsroom. More than that, we invite you inside through a personal newsletter from our editorial leads, lunchtime webinars with our team and other numerous ways to contact us directly with your feedback and ideas.

Reliable

Open to Everyone

A mix of advertising and readers’ support helps keep paywalls away from our valuable information, investigations, factchecks. Because you deserve a news service that really gets you - whether you can pay for it or not.

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Why we need
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Advertising is an essential source of income for news publishers. It has enabled us to bring our journalism to as many people as possible free of charge, but local and national news publishers like us are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet.

As digital advertising develops, advertisers are moving from supporting local news to buying ads in global technology companies. We are very grateful to the companies that continue to buy advertising with us. They make it possible to offer you our journalism without paywalls. But simply put, to give you the quality of information you deserve, we need to complement advertising revenue with other income.

At The Journal, we have four ways to fund our operation: advertising, readers’ contributions, syndication of content and grants. It is your support that can make the difference by funding reliable journalism.

This chart shows the percentage of revenue we received from each income stream in the last two years.

We need to grow our readers’ support significantly to be able to maintain and improve the news service you rely on. And we need this support to be as regular as your use of our services.

You can help us achieve this by funding a specific investigation in Noteworthy, setting up a one-off or monthly donation and becoming a member of The42 (If you are into sports analysis you will love The42 Membership).

If you get value from our service, care to have independent Irish news in your community or simply enjoy The Journal, please consider supporting us. For just the price of a coffee a week you can help keep our news open to all.

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