It’s Halloween. And what could be scarier than a world without investigative journalism?

Over the years, many across the state have come to rely on the investigative reporting of Oklahoma Watch. No other news outlet in the state covers quality-of-life and policy issues with the same tenacity and insight as our reporting team.

Nonprofit independent media sources like Oklahoma Watch face significant challenges. They need more reporters, data investigators, multimedia journalists — more people to do the digging. It takes a lot of effort and scrappiness to sustain high-quality reporting.

Which is why Oklahoma Watch is excited to announce a matching gift opportunity from News Match, a national campaign to encourage grassroots support for nonprofit news organizations like ours. Starting right now — and until the end of the year — News Match will match any donation that Oklahoma Watch receives, up to $1,000 per donor.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Oklahoma Watch and its readers. With News Match, Oklahoma Watch could receive as much as $56,000 in additional funding, including the match. That kind of support goes a long way in boosting our capacity to produce ground-breaking journalism.

And because Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, any donation made between now and December 31 not only gets doubled by News Match, it is also fully tax-deductible.

With this matching gift opportunity, Oklahoma Watch can become even more of a force for shedding light on the state’s most critical problems and holding public leaders accountable. Without loyal donors, stories like these go untold.

We shudder at the thought. An opportunity like this rarely comes along. Invest in investigative journalism.

With thanks and appreciation,

David Fritze
Executive Editor
Oklahoma Watch

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