Building a Daily Digital Magazine for North Carolina

The Assembly is launching a major fundraising initiative. Here's how you can help.


In partnership with Journalism Funding PartnersThe Assembly is launching a $3 million effort to fund twenty-two new reporter positions across North Carolina and transform the digital magazine from a weekly, scrappy start-up to a daily powerhouse that brings backroom debates to the frontpage.

We believe this kind of journalism can be self-supporting and we have a plan to get there. But we need the community’s support to give us time to grow our revenue and become self-supporting.

In return, as we grow, we pledge to give the amount of money we raise here back to the larger journalism community in North Carolina via a revenue share over the years to come.

Put differently: we’re asking you to give to The Assembly and allow us to build a new kind of state-level journalism. And then, we’ll pay it forward to the next set of builders, thinkers, and doers who can tackle the next big challenge in journalism.

You can read all the details on the vision and the plan here.

It's a new way of thinking and we're grateful for the help and guidance of the North Carolina Local News Lab Fund at the North Carolina Community Foundation as we chart this new path.


Here's how you can help with a tax-exempt financial donation.

To contribute online, access our donation portal here.

To contribute by mail, make checks payable to "Journalism Funding Partners", and send them to:

The Assembly
PO Box 96
Durham, North Carolina, 27702

For more information or to ask any questions, email:

We'd love to hear from you and are deeply grateful for your support.


*This campaign is a program of Journalism Funding Partners (JFP), tax ID #84-2968843, a verified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to “increase the depth, diversity and sustainability of local journalism by building and stewarding connections between funders and news organizations.”*

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