San Diego Reader


The COVID-19 crisis is a major threat to The Reader’s future ability to provide San Diego a FREE alternative and entertaining voice. We pride ourselves on having navigated many storms as an independent and locally-owned media, but this time is different. To stay afloat during these weeks, we need your help.

80% of our revenue—advertising and our events—is directly tied to people getting together in groups. The coronavirus situation has virtually eliminated all of this revenue at once. We are asking for your help to support the continued coverage of everything happening in San Diego; to be an alternative voice in local politics, entertainment, the arts and more. We can’t say enough how much we appreciate your support. Thank you.

Donations are not tax-deductible. The Reader is not a non-profit organization.