When we launched The Breach one year ago, we set out to do a different kind of journalism: credible, rigourous, and stylish, while unapologetically committed to political transformation. We’ve come so far in just the first year. With a modest budget, we’ve published hard-hitting, deeply-researched, and action-inspiring videos, investigations, and analyses (as well as the odd meme, our generation’s op-editorial!).
I’m happy to be sharing the first part of our birthday celebrations with you: our first-ever annual Transparency Report—up now on our website. How we do our work is as important to us as what we produce, which is why transparency is such a core principle of The Breach.
As you read through this report, you’ll see a lot about our accomplishments in raw numbers: the readers and viewers we’ve reached, the stories and videos we’ve published, the people who’ve been moved to support us financially. But here’s some of what I’m most proud of.
Our investigations, including an undercover report on conditions at an Amazon warehouse and revelations about the oil industry’s secretive access to the federal government. Our videos, including explainers about the meaning of Land Back and Defund the Police and a recently launched video show featuring Pam Palmater, El Jones, and Donya Ziaee. Our timely interventions, including breaking down the convoy that occupied Ottawa and the task ahead for progressive movements. And our attempts to map a just, viable future, including writing about a four-day work week, fare-free public transit, and what a fully realized Just Transition or Green New Deal would look like.
Our sustaining members are essential to supporting our work. As an independent media outlet, we rely on every dollar to make our journalism possible.
We have been so proud of the outsized journalistic impact we’ve been able to accomplish in year one. With your help, we are ready to make year two even bigger.
—Martin Lukacs, Managing Editor
Today, we are asking for your support to sustain and grow our mission in our second year.
With the generous support of a community funder, we’re excited to announce that every dollar you pledge for year two of The Breach will get matched up to $10,000 until June 26. That means a $10 monthly donation will be matched for $120, the equivalent of twelve months.