About NewsMatch

2020 has been a tough year—COVID, an unrelenting national election and a fragile economy. For Underscore, it has brought into sharp relief the importance of reporting with a justice lens, amplifying the voices of those who are often underserved by mainstream media.

With so much at stake, the importance of local, informative and trustworthy news cannot be understated. 

Through December 31, 2020 NewsMatch will match your new monthly donation 12x
or double your one-time gift, all up to $5,000.

Your investment will help us do our work and, in partnership with other media, share it without charge throughout Oregon and beyond. This is how we will know each other, especially in this year of physical distancing. 

All donations will directly support the reporters and photojournalists for Underscore who deliver news and information to you.

Please consider making a gift to Underscore. Right now, every dollar you give is matched. Whether you can give $5, $10, $50 or more, your donation counts to help us meet our year-end fundraising goals. Your donation is essential to help us grow and to support original, local reporting.

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Underscore 2020 Highlights

“Traditional media have always had blindspots in their coverage. Nonprofit journalism shops offer a solution. Not only can we fund reporting to fill the gaps left as traditional outlets contract, we can drive coverage and force other news organizations to pay attention to communities they've long ignored." – Jason Buch, Managing Editor
Reported on the impact of COVID in Oregon's Indian Country
Examined police violence in Portland and looked at antidotes to the rise of white supremacy
Partnered with ProPublica to publish an investigative long-form expose, distributed nationally
Hosted an online conversation series between Black and Indigenous authors
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