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The Campaign

Our Opportunity

We stand at a pivotal moment and we embrace the challenges and opportunities before us.

There is a crisis in local journalism and we must play a role in solving it – our democracy depends on it. As our community turns to WBUR to satisfy its growing hunger for independent, high quality local journalism, we will broaden and deepen our coverage, fulfilling our vital role in culture and conversation.

No longer bound by what fits on air, we are offering on-demand content on all kinds of platforms and creating beautiful, smart podcasts as diverse as our city and nation. And we are bringing the same innovative spirit to bear in reimagining WBUR’s model of support.

There is a need to bring people together to create connection and bridge differences in service to our democracy. Our new public convening space, CitySpace, will offer a tangible experience of intellectual inquiry, cultural expression and civic conversation.

The Campaign

Our Plan

We have a plan to make the most of these extraordinary times and equip WBUR to meet our community’s needs today and tomorrow.

That plan calls for us to invest in local journalism, content and business model innovation and our first public convening space.

Like any bold venture, this process of transformation will require capital, the commitment of the community and a shared belief in our ability to create a better future.

We seek a total of $40 million beyond our traditional annual support. With this investment, WBUR will deepen how it serves our community now and for generations to come.

Three Core Investments

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