We Scout out the truth, for you.
Our news will always be free to read, but it’s not free to create. We will never charge for the news but would so deeply appreciate your voluntary support.
We want to build a media organization that reports the news both for, and with, the people of Shasta County. That’s why we’ve opened our journalistic process to all monthly members. We want you to see into our Open Notebooks and collaborate with Scout!
We are fiscally sponsored by the Institute for Nonprofit News which accepts tax-deductible donations on our behalf. If you choose to send a check you should make it payable to the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) and put Shasta Scout in the memo. You can mail checks to 1647 Yuba Street #991215, Redding CA 96099.
News Like You Haven’t Seen It Before
We’re proud to be providing Shasta County with free, online news.
Our commitment to in-depth and inclusive local news coverage represents a change in Shasta County’s status quo. Our grass-roots approach to news is centered in the belief that access to information empowers people to build a stronger, safer democracy. Our nimble structure means we can keep costs relatively low, allowing us to run hard on a lean budget and put every dollar where it’s most needed.
As we connect with grant organizations and reach out to businesses for sponsorship, we also deeply need the financial support of readers like you.
Will you stand with us to reveal the real stories of Shasta County?
Frequently Asked Questions
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