Be a part of keeping local news alive.
We know our readers enjoy the heartwarming and inspiring stories from our community that we share with you every month in Ocala Style. Are you also following the fast-breaking, all-local news stories in our sister publication, the locally owned Ocala Gazette?
One year ago, on July 6th, 2020, Ocala’s weekly newspaper was launched to be all local, all the time, featuring a blend of in-depth reporting and community news covering people, events and issues around the Ocala metro area.
Why local news?
No one knows our community like those of us who live and work here. For at least a decade, substantive journalism in Ocala was on the decline as corporate news outlets devoted fewer resources to local reporting. Our community needs and deserves the kind of journalism that comprehensively records our history by probing the stories that define Ocala and by delivering information that allows our citizens oversight of our elected officials.
As the Ocala Gazette celebrates its first year of publication, we invite you to help support local journalism through our Community News Fund. Launched in April with support from the Florida News Foundation, the Community News Fund was set up to sustain substantive journalism for years to come.
What we can do together
To be the comprehensive source for our community’s news, we need more reporters and resources to absorb the cost of more investigative stories that provide in-depth coverage of government agencies and officials, important health care topics, business practices and social issues.
By subscribing and donating to the Ocala Gazette, you help our journalists keep you informed, hold officials accountable and cover the most important topics that affect the community we all love. All donations made to the Community News Fund are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
The Florida Community News Fund is a program administered by the Florida Press Foundation, tax ID #59-2449377, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Those wishing to contribute can make donations online at ocalagazette.com/donate or send a check, payable to the Florida Press Foundation, to the Press Foundation at 336 East College Avenue, Suite 304, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Please note the donation is for the benefit of the Ocala Gazette. Donations will be processed through the Florida Community News Fund.