These aren’t the best of times to be in journalism. Budgets are being slashed. Writers are being let go. Makes me feel like a dinosaur on the verge of extinction.
But there are exceptions to every rule, and thanks to you, this site has survived.
There’s a reason why: Every day, with your help, I advocate for consumers. You won’t find anything else quite like Elliott.org, online or offline. Your comments, tips and financial support keep this blog operational as an independent voice for travelers.
I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge everyone for their help. By the way, there’s still time to become an underwriter this summer. Here’s how.
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Your company can become a corporate underwriter, too. Here’s how.
Patron (over $150)
Benefactor ($75 to $149)
Stephanus Surjaputra *
Associate ($74 and under)
Ellen Beeman #
Linda Cane #
Stephanie Diehl #
Anna Ikeda #
Janine Johnson #
Jeff Kolker *
Jeanne Miller #
Sean O’Neill #
Marsha Pike #
Arthur Quek #
Benet Wilson #
(*) denotes multiple donations during a year.
(#) legal defense fund.
Thank you, all!
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