Rochester Beacon tops NewsMatch goal

During NewsMatch, the nation’s largest grassroots fundraising effort in support of nonprofit news organizations, donors gave more than $20,000—and the Beacon is in line to receive another $15,000 in matching funds.

Happy Thanksgiving

This year, more than ever, we are thankful for all those who believe in and support the Rochester Beacon.

Rochester Beacon reaches NewsMatch goal

During NewsMatch, the nation’s largest grassroots fundraising effort in support of nonprofit news organizations, individual donors gave more than $20,000—funds eligible for the campaign’s dollar-for-dollar match.

The Beacon finishes its first year

Since launching on Oct. 18, 2018, the Rochester Beacon has built a substantial readership by staying true to its mission. Second-year goals include expanded coverage and achieving long-term sustainability.

Our comment policy is changing. Here’s why.

Starting next week, we will require commenters to use their full, real names. Our goal is to keep the Beacon open to as many voices as possible, while removing anonymity, which generally does not promote thoughtful, responsible comment.