Change happens one story at a time.

Richland Source exists to tell the whole story of the communities we serve, and to uncover through our journalism effective responses to problems that hold us back from our true potential. We believe that a newsroom that listens to its audience can create real value and change through journalism.

Delivering worthwhile local news and reporting is truly a community-wide effort. It takes a dedicated staff and a loyal readership working together to make it happen. Your membership says you believe that supporting independent local news means a better community for all of us.


three Membership Options


The PIllar membership

Your Pillar membership supports local journalism and service organizations at the same time. Pillar members can designate advertising credit to the nonprofit of their choice.


THE SUPPORTER membership

Members who choose the Supporter option receive all of the benefits of lower-priced plans, plus valuable discounts at over 30 local merchants from around the region.



At less than five bucks a month, you’re invited to all the events and you’re saying “Look, I get it. Nothing good happens for nothing.” That says a lot. Our entire team appreciates it.

“They have redefined what local news reporting looks like, sounds like, and feels like. Sometimes its good to look at your business in this way: ‘If we weren’t here, would anyone miss us?’ My answer for the Source would be a resounding ‘yes’”
— Kristi Lord, Marketing Director at Mechanics Bank

Source Membership Benefits

  • Incredible savings at more than 30 partner organizations (Supporter and Pillar levels)

  • Exclusive invites to member meetups, panels, parties and other events.

  • Complimentary tickets to amazing performances throughout the region.

  • Access to our members-only Facebook group.

  • Face-to-face time with journalists and newsmakers to talk about critical community issues.

  • Opportunity to meet and network with other Source Members.

  • Listed on our membership wall.

  • #POSITIVELYLOCAL window stickers, coffee mugs and other great SWAG.

“I am new to Richland Source and wanted to let you know how pleased I am navigating your website, it’s clean, orderly and pleasing on the eyes. I have decided to stop your competitor and start with Richland Source.”
— Steve Kopcial, CEO at Biomedical Instrumentation Services