15 Bytes was on everyone’s lips earlier this year when the Salt Lake Tribune dropped their arts coverage and threw up a paywall. Where was the arts community to turn for coverage of their activities now that the daily newspaper was throwing in the towel?
Ah, 15 Bytes, that e-zine that crept on to the scene 17 years ago. They’re still doing their schtick. Growing even. Sure, they don’t have tens of thousands of readers, and you can’t even get a print version, but, hey, they’re our last hope.
Well, here’s the thing: if the Huntsman family can’t find enough spare change to continue to cover the arts scene, the Rossiter family certainly can’t.
I mean, have you seen what I drive?
And I’m the head honcho at this outfit. Just imagine our underpaid writers -they’d be happy if we could reimburse them for using one of those ubiquitous rent-a-scooters to get to their assignments.
Which is why we need your financial support.
Our overhead (such as it is), taxes, website expenses, computers, cameras . . . all that jazz is covered by grants from ZAP, Salt Lake Arts Council, UDAM and the Doctorow Family Foundation (and we gratefully recognize their support). In addition, we get financial support from the underwriters who appear in the right-hand column of our posts (so, please thank them). But we need your support as well!
Every dollar we raise from our readers during our fall fundraiser goes directly to our coverage of the arts scene over the next 6 months. The number of articles we publish is directly up to you.
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