The online magazine raised $100,000 during a three-week campaign to go national and hire an Ottawa-based reporter. 

The Tyee, a B.C.-based online magazine, has raised $100,000 during a three-week campaign to go national and hire an Ottawa-based reporter.

Initially, it appeared the magazine would not meet its target: on the night the campaign was to close, it was still short $25,000. But a last-minute push on social media raised the cash in the final five hours of the campaign.

“As you might imagine, all of us watching here at The Tyee were slack-jawed and astounded,” said editor-in-chief David Beers in a post on The Tyee. “Senior editor Robyn Smith summed up the feelings: ‘AHHH, this is outrageous! Who are these beautiful, beautiful giving people? My heart may explode.’”

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The final tally and next steps for implementing the national campaign is expected in the coming weeks, Beers added. 


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