Dear Eugene Weekly readers:

Good journalism takes dedication and digging. It requires long hours, hard work and passion. And it takes money. As our mission has grown at Eugene Weekly, and in the face of COVID-19, we want to ask for your help.

Corporate giants are taking over traditional news outlets here and elsewhere around the country. That means independent, locally owned newspapers such as Eugene Weekly must assume a much larger role as a watchdog for democracy.

We are a free paper, and we don’t have a paywall on our website. With the help of a loyal group of advertisers, we provide our news, calendar and entertainment. Unlike most other newspapers, EW’s owners take no profit from the paper. 

EW relies on our small-but-mighty staff of full-time employees, but we also feature the work of many of Lane County’s best freelancers and student journalists. We want to do more, especially given the media climate locally and across the country, and so we invite our readers to pitch in.

You can support EW by just picking up a paper, supporting our advertisers and telling them you saw their ad “in the Weekly.” 

You can also support us with a monetary contribution that goes directly to supporting our journalism. 


With your help we will continue to give you our weekly print newspaper full of incisive journalism, sparkling features and thoughtful arts and entertainment coverage. And of course your crossword and Sudoku. 


We are not a nonprofit, so your contributions are not tax deductible. And we won’t spend your money to send you buttons, T-shirt or a tote bag. But that said, those are fun and if you want some EW merch that shows you care, please drop by our office at 1251 Lincoln Street and we will give you an appreciation gift for your contribution. 


Please support local journalism.


  • $20 could help EW make public records requests
  • $50 could help us buy that (spendy) recycled paper we print on
  • $100 or more can fund investigative journalism


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