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

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The PIllar membership

Your Pillar membership supports local journalism and service organizations at the same time. Pillar members can designate $300/year of advertising credit to the non-profit of their choice.

“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

The Supporter Membership

Members who choose the Supporter option receive all of the benefits of lower-priced plans, plus valuable discounts and benefits at local merchants.

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

The Starter Membership

At less than five bucks a month, you’re saying “Look, I get it. Nothing good happens for nothing.” That says a lot and we appreciate it.


All Richland Source Memberships Include

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

  • Complimentary tickets to amazing performances at the Renaissance Theatre, the Mansfield Playhouse and with NEOS Dance Theatre.

  • Access to our members-only Facebook group.

  • Ability to engage face-to-face with journalists about relevant issues in our community.

  • Opportunity to meet and network with other Richland Source members.

  • Listed on our membership wall (optional).

  • #POSITIVELYLOCAL window stickers and coffee mugs. Available at member meet-ups.