You can own a share of The Devil Strip for just $12 a year, as long as you have an Ohio address.
Starting on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, The Devil Strip is offering shares to the public as we become the first community-owned local news cooperative in the United States. That means, for $12 a year or more, anyone with an Ohio address will get to vote on important issues that will shape our future, and any shareholder in the greater Akron area can run to serve on our Board of Trustees or serve on a committee. Once you’ve paid in $330 total, your share will be fully vested, which makes you a permanent co-owner.
Your tax-deductible donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019 because The Devil Strip, as a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News, is supported by the national NewsMatch campaign.
If you live outside of Ohio, we can’t offer you an ownership stake, but your donations support local journalism and our efforts to make Akron a better place to live.