Since Voice of OC was founded 10 years ago we have prioritized transparency and integrity. We exist to bring you fair, focused and thorough journalism on quality of life and arts issues for Orange County communities.

Every day mainstream news outlets are forced to focus more on meeting the needs of advertisers than on local news. America lost nearly half its newspaper staff between 2008 and 2017 and the future looks bleak. 

But through a decade of economic turmoil, a new kind of journalism has emerged. From neighborhoods that want reliable local news to readers seeking expert coverage of complex national issues, Americans increasingly find some of their most significant journalism coming from nonprofit newsrooms. The next step is communities stepping up and deciding to support the financial future of these independent, reader-funded news agencies.

Every day Voice of OC brings you stories that are essential to protecting your quality of life and telling you about the community’s arts and culture.

Right now we’re excited to share an opportunity to triple your donation. Now through Dec. 31 you can triple your donation (up to $1,000) through the national NewsMatch fund supporting independent journalism and a local matching fund. New monthly recurring donations are matched for the full year’s value.

  • Every person who gives during NewsMatch 2019 and enters a mailing address will be sent a special-edition silver Voice of OC enamel pin.
  • If you give at least $20 as a recurring monthly donation, you will receive a New York Times one-year digital subscription code.
  • You can join the exclusive ambassador’s program (including invitations to special events) for $1,000 every year or $84 every month.

With your support, Voice of OC can earn up to $40,000 in matching dollars. For a nonprofit like ours, this is a big deal and will help us deliver and expand the kind of innovative and community-focused journalism you’ve come to expect from us every day.

This news can’t wait. The time is now.With gratitude,

Sonya QuickDigital Editor, Voice of OC

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Since you've made it this far,

You are obviously connected to your community and value good journalism. As an independent and local nonprofit, our news is accessible to all, regardless of what they can afford. Our newsroom centers on Orange County’s civic and cultural life, not ad-driven clickbait. Our reporters hold powerful interests accountable to protect your quality of life. But it’s not free to produce. It depends on donors like you.

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