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2023 End of Year Membership Drive Goal

We are counting on the support of our readers to help us reach our end-of-year membership drive goal to ensure the continuation of our important work. Join us in our mission to keep our local journalism free and accessible for years to come!

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Member Event: December 7

Our members are invited to join Dallas Observer Food Editor Lauren Drewes Daniels, Editor-in-Chief Patrick Williams, and other members of the editorial team on December 7 for a discussion on banned books and our Top 100 Restaurants release. Read More >>>

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From Our Editor

Since 1980, the Observer has kept watch on Dallas, offering fresh perspectives on the news and covering stories and people overlooked by other media. We have been and always intend to be a free but invaluable resource for readers who want the whole story, told without fear or favor. But it costs money to publish a free newspaper, and in today’s tough business climate for newspapers, we could use your assistance to continue our mission of bringing light to Big D’s hidden corners. Please help support the Dallas Observer by making a one-time or continuing donation to support alternative journalism.

Patrick Williams

Editor In Chief

Who We Are

Dallas Observer is an independent local newspaper and website whose small but scrappy staff of journalists have covered Dallas news since 1980. We also believe in celebrating Dallas culture, covering our city's music, arts and dining scenes with the same attention to detail that we devote to our news stories.

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What You Can Do To Help

Since the day we were founded, Dallas Observer has been free to our readers. With both advertiser and reader support, our print papers remain free and we've never put up an online paywall. We remain dedicated to providing our reported local journalism to everyone at no charge, regardless of their financial status.

We remain committed to keeping our journalism free and avoiding paywalls or mandatory subscriptions. But the long-term challenges organizations like ours face in generating advertising dollars aren't going away. We want to keep covering Dallas the way it deserves to be covered. That means remaining independent and avoiding paywalls – but still bringing in enough money to fund our journalism.

We are calling on our community members to support Dallas Observer by contributing any amount to support our newsroom. Join our community of members, and we'll put whatever money you contribute toward producing high-quality local journalism. We know you work hard for your money, and you can rest assured we’ll work hard for you, covering Dallas as only we can.

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