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Why I Became an Urban Milwaukee Member

Why is membership worth it? Our members offer their own answers to the question.

By - Jul 22nd, 2020 11:48 am
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Why become a member of Urban Milwaukee?

Those who join have many reasons, but most have to do with the quality and quantify of the news coverage. They like what we do and want to make sure we have the resources to continue and even expand our coverage. And those members are often our best sales people. So why did they become members? Lets hear it in their own words:

I believe that every city should have a newspaper. In our town the Milwaukee Journal is evaporating before our eyes. I appreciate the great local news coverage of Urban Milwaukee and I think it is the most encompassing news about Milwaukee that is available. — Fred Bell

I prefer to read newspapers on paper…not on my computer.  I read paper versions of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the New York Times every day.  I subscribe to the Milwaukee Business Journal; I listen to WUWM all day. And I still read and appreciate Urban Milwaukee first thing every day. Urban Milwaukee has by far the best and most thorough and interesting local coverage of any news source. And I forward more Urban Milwaukee stories to friends than any other news source.  — Jenann Olsen

We have worked in Milwaukee and lived in suburban areas over 50 years and love our city. Owning a condo for some years has heightened our knowledge, awareness and enjoyment of the city. Through East Town Association, we were introduced to Urban Milwaukee and became members, which brings us so much more information to learn, appreciate and contemplate about living in Milwaukee. — Wilson Perry

Urban Milwaukee is doing its best to fill a vacuum for local reporting and editorial that comes from hard, work – not canned opinion or aggregation. — Julia O’Connor

We moved Downtown and wanted to be a part of the community. Urban Milwaukee keeps us informed. – Michael Schulteis

These members come from different backgrounds, communities and families, but all look to Urban Milwaukee for smart, well-reported, high-quality local news. And they understand the only way we can continue to cover the news is if readers are willing to pay for it. And if you, too, value Urban Milwaukee we hope you will become a member. Now. Don’t wait. The easiest way it to sign up for only $9/month. Or save a little by going for the annual membership of $99/year.

Becoming a member also includes a variety of perks to keep you closely entwined to the Milwaukee community! By becoming a member you get:

  • Virtual member-only events featuring tours, deals and interviews with local politicians and leaders
  • A website free of banner ads that provides faster page loads and a unique, editorial-only experience
  • Access to an advertising-free daily or weekly emails
  • The ability to comment on articles
  • A better, faster photo browser on the website
  • The knowledge that you are helping support local journalism

So join the Urban Milwaukee community. Become a member and help assure that the city’s fastest growing and fiercely independent online daily can keep those stories coming.

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