Local. Independent. Accessible. This is the next evolution.

Join the news evolution by becoming a sustaining member. It helps us become even more sustainable, plus it comes with perks (see below)! All you have to do is click the “join” button and be sure to select the option to make your donation recurring monthly.

NOTE: Grey Matter Media, the parent organization for Matter, is fiscally sponsored by the Institute for Nonprofit News and as such, INN accepts donations via PayPal on our behalf.

This isn't a revolution. It's an evolution.

When we first launched, we talked about Matter as a revolution of local news. But, as we’ve grown, we’ve realized it’s not a revolution but an evolution. We’re taking what works in traditional journalism and combining it with carefully crafted changes to make our journalism more accessible and impactful. Local news needs to evolve, and Matter is that next evolution.

With innovative reporting and an accessible, nonprofit model, we are upping the local news game, and you can play a role. Learn more about who we are and what we do. Want to know how we keep things above board? Read our donor transparency policy. And don’t forget: All donations are tax-deductible!

Becoming a sustaining membership comes with a few goodies, depending on how much you donate. The amounts are on a monthly basis, but “What it could fund” is based on monthly donations for a year. To become a member, just choose “Make this a monthly donation” here.


Matter is a publication of Grey Matter Media, a local, independent, nonprofit media startup.

Let’s be real: Local news coverage today lacks the resources, understanding and context needed to produce quality journalism. That means for cities like Columbus, locals are left without information about what’s happening in their own backyards.

That’s where Grey Matter Media comes in. We’re a small team of journalists, social workers, filmmakers and concerned citizens from this community who want to bring innovative, investigative news to central Ohio. And what’s more: We want to make it affordable. As a nonprofit, we will not be beholden to large advertisers, and we will never make you pay to access our content.

At Grey Matter Media, we go beyond the news to show the grey areas in any story.  To learn more about Grey Matter Media, our editorial independence and donor transparency policies, or to pledge a donation, visit our site at greymattermedia.org.