"I will commit £23.32 per month to a citizen-run news service for Leeds that offers quality writing with a determinedly local focus but only if 35 other local people will do the same."
— Matt Edgar
Deadline to sign up by: 31st May 2011
14 people signed up, 21 more were needed
Country: United Kingdom
Place: Leeds, Leeds (near Kirkstall, Beeston Hill, Stanningley) (view map)
Think about this carefully because it's quite a commitment.
The Guardian Local pilot including the successful http://www.guardian.co.uk/leeds will soon be winding down. You can read the announcement here:
It currently costs £23.32 per month to subscribe to the print edition of the (London-based) Guardian.
If you subscribe to the Guardian (or indeed any other daily paper) in Leeds would you consider switching that spend to a citizen-run news service that offers (in the words of one of the commenters on the wind-down announcement) "quality writing with a determinedly local focus"?
If 36 of us pool our current spending on daily papers we'll have £10,000 to get the ball rolling.