Nation Editor David Corn Pleads for Contributions

… and he wants contributions of the financial, not editorial, type.

Calling the new postal rate hikes for publications an afront to democratic discourse, and one that favors Time Warner-like conglomerates over smaller guys, The Nation's Washington editor, David Corn, sent a letter to registrants of his site (I believe I registered when judging it for some awards one year) asking for contributions. It's been posted here.

Bo Sacks, among others, have written about the hikes and their possible effect. This is big news to the magazine industry, and makes many of us wonder whether, in effect, the government will force niche publications without a strong print revenue model to go online only.

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