We’re all in this together!

This is a full-time endeavor. We are completely powered by the support of local readers and businesses like you. 

Manchester Ink Link is an independent news site established in June of 2014 by longtime New Hampshire journalist Carol Robidoux to fill a need for local news and information that brings our community together.

It’s grown to include millions of unique readers annually since its inception.

We are here because you deserve reliable information and a trusted news source. But we can’t do it without your financial support! 

News Activism!

We want to activate the community by bringing you the kind of news and information that helps all of us live our best lives!

We invite our loyal readers to join the growing list of sustaining supporters in one of two ways.

You can show your support in one of two ways:

  1. Make a contribution in any amount through PayPal.Me/inklink. Your contribution will go right back into our reporting budget to make sure the news and information continues to flow.


2. Ready to walk the walk with us? Become an Inklink VIP [Virtual Inklink Patron] with a monthly or annual* membership at three levels, giving you access to exclusive discounts at local businesses, and admission into our Facebook VIP Lounge where we will host special events and VIP programming throughout the year.

Just click here for more information and choose which membership is right for you.

 

*Discounts for annual membership


Why should you have to pay for local news?

You don’t have to pay for news anymore, for the most part. That’s a reality of the digital age that’s made it hard for journalists to earn an honest living.

Since this site was launched in June of 2014, Manchester Ink Link, has been dedicated to providing an independent source of news and information for those who live, work, play and otherwise obsess over Manchester, NH. Publisher/Editor Carol Robidoux is a professional journalist with more than 25 years in the news trenches working for a variety of publications.

Manchester Ink Link started from nothing. It’s now her profession and her livelihood.

That means there’s no regular paycheck from a corporate entity. That also means she is only accountable to her readers.

Viva la independent news!

So, to keep her family fed, she eventually gave up her freelancing career which she used to bootstrap the site, and shifted to a model of earning money through relationships with advertising partners.

[By the way, we couldn’t do it without our advertisers!  So, if you’d like to learn more about becoming an ad partner, click here – we’ll do everything we can to get your message in front of our loyal readers (an average of 500,000 monthly site visits and 300,000 unique visitors) with a reach that extends far beyond your own Facebook marketing abilities.]

So, back to the question:

Why should you consider supporting Manchester Ink Link?

You mean, why should a news consumer consider supporting his or her favorite news sources?

It’s pretty straightforward: You wouldn’t expect a plumber to unclog your sink for free. You are happy to pay your manicurist or hairstylist for work well done. You subscribe to cable and premium channels because you like what they dish out, providers including Hulu, Amazon, iTunes, and HBO.

By that logic, what is the value of having someone provide you with reliable news and information every single day?

That’s something you will have to answer for yourself.

As we continue to grow Manchester Ink Link, we’ve decided to put out the “tip jar” and ask those of you who find value in Manchester Ink Link to show your appreciation with a one-time “tip” – or even better, consider making monthly contributions to keep the news flowing.

We’re assembling a news team and making it a point to hire local journalists to help tell the story of our great city, including:


What do you get in return?

Access to our daily eNews: It’s quick, easy and free to sign up. Just click here, and you will receive our daily eNews, delivered right to your email box every morning at 6 a.m. with a news round-up from the previous 24 hours. It’s free and available to everyone, whether you support our work. But in the near future, sustaining supporters will have access to special offers via a weekly VIP newsletter, including discounts from our ad partners.

Responsive journalism: If you don’t find what you’re looking for on the site, let Carol Robidoux know what you’d like to see more of, and she’ll deliver. It’s that simple.

Solutions journalism (and more of it!): We’d like to move away from the “If it bleeds, it leads,” mentality that is the mainstay of mainstream media.  This story on Saving Valley Cemetery is just one example of the kind of thoughtful stories we want to bring you more of, with your continued support. We’re also a founding member of Granite State News Collaborative.

Thank you for reading!

Carol Robidoux,

ManchesterInkLink.com

Publisher/Editor