Regina needs more Prairie Dog … and we need you!
Friends of Prairie Dog is a citizen-led fundraising organization. It was formed to protect and expand Regina’s only independent city news platform.
We believe Prairie Dog plays a unique and important role. It helps build a vibrant city scene. It sustains a democratic culture. And it keeps our community connected.
From reviews to listings to festival guides, Prairie Dog is an important stage for local talent. Spotlighting home-grown writers and artists, it provides a community-based alternative to Hollywood and celebrity culture.
From independent news to progressive views, Prairie Dog is an important alternative to corporate media. It highlights overlooked issues. It challenges establishment dogma. And it raises the level of public debate.
We believe a healthy news system needs to be diverse, including not-for-profit and non-partisan media like Prairie Dog. Regina also needs news without paywalls. Help keep our independent local alternative feisty, fearless and free for all.
If you value Prairie Dog’s contribution to our city’s cultural, democratic and journalistic vitality, join us!
What’s in it for Regina?
By joining Friends of Prairie Dog you can:
- Retain and create local jobs in journalism
- Build a strong, independent check on municipal and provincial power
- Build a larger stage for reporting on the local arts and culture scene
- Amplify the voice of progressive editorial perspectives
- Expand newsroom and viewpoint diversity and expand freedom of journalistic expression
What’s in it for you?
As a member of Friends of Prairie Dog you can:
- Read more and live better as you help build a bigger, better Prairie Dog
- Join the fun, with invitations to special events
- Get involved by volunteering for campaigns and events
- Have your say in e-surveys and the Annual General Meeting
- Stay connected with the Friends of Prairie Dog Newsletter
- Be recognized in the paper and online
“ ‘What’s going on?’ For 25 years Prairie Dog has answered that question. We might think what we don’t know won’t hurt us. But nothing is further from the truth. I joined Friends of Prairie Dog because local, timely, independent reporting helps sustain a vibrant community.” —Pat Bell, former Globe and Mail and Ottawa Citizen reporter and Head of the School of Journalism, University of Regina
“I joined Friends because journalistic independence and pluralism matters. It holds power to account. It gives voice to the voiceless. It helps citizens make sense of a rapidly changing world. And it fosters a richer democratic conversation and better democratic choices.” —Leonzo Barreno, International Indigenous Studies, Justice and Journalism Scholar
“Over the years, Prairie Dog magazine has covered the Regina Folk Festival with the depth and context that the mainstream media so often misses. It’s important to have a paper that supports the arts and reflects our values. Prairie Dog just gets it. —Sandra Butel, Artistic Director & CEO of the Regina Folk Festival
“Prairie Dog has deep Regina roots. Creating a membership option for readers will sink those roots even deeper. By better engaging our community we’ll build a better Prairie Dog together.” —Terry Morash, Prairie Dog Publisher