We’re Shaking Up The News Industry — You Can Help

The Valley Advocate has been an alternative voice in the Pioneer Valley for more than 45 years — providing a
home for investigative news, politics, music, arts and entertainment, cannabis writing, sexuality, and other subjects marginalized by mainstream outlets.

Now, the Advocate is joining a small set of news organizations pioneering a radical idea: asking our loyal readers to voluntarily support the journalistic work that we do. We don’t have a paywall or subscription fees. We are open to all because we believe people have a right to know what is going on in their communities, from hard-hitting news to groundbreaking art.

We believe in people-powered journalism and are thrilled to get the chance to invite you to join us — and give you free stuff in the process! —The Advocate Team