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About Newskarnataka.com Newskarnatka.com and its sister publications Newskannada.com are independent, Karnataka focussed on independent news websites published by Spearhead Media Pvt. Ltd, a private limited company incorporated in India under the Companies Act 2013. Currently, it has around 44 shareholders.
The websites established 7 years ago are a bold experiment in independent journalism and crowdfunding in a world of advertiser-funded, corporate-controlled media houses.
What is the readership of Newskarnataka.com and Newskannada.com?
With combined page views of around 8 lakhs a month and counting, they are a few of the most loved news websites around the world. For Kannadigas around the world, they are the preferred sources of information about their roots. Around 10 million individuals read The NewsKarnataka and/or watch it’s video content every month.
What are the News Portal’s revenue model?
While the websites’ do take in ads to finance their operational costs, the websites ensure that those that advertise on or own the websites parent company by virtue of being a shareholder do not dictate the output of its media products. And in order to continue this tradition, your support is absolutely necessary.
How can I support the websites?
Support through donations in small sums from a large number of people is how this donor-driven revenue model is expected to work. You can do it on a monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annual basis which can be one-off or recurring – we prefer a recurring auto-debit on your part – which will greatly support our operational costs for independent content.
Who can donate?
To make a donation you will need to be an Indian Citizen. If you are a non-resident Indian (NRI), you can still make a donation, in any currency. But Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) may not.
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You can donate to Newskarnataka.com. Here you can make one-time, monthly, or annual contributions on a one-off or recurrent basis. All contributions will be acknowledged by email and accounted for. You can also make an offline donation by sending in a cheque to Spearhead Media Pvt. Ltd, and send it into Spearhead Media Pvt. Ltd, Finance Department, #102 Abhiman Chambers, Bunts hostel Mangalore – 575003 via regular mail. Please make sure you mention your PAN numbers while making the donation. Cash donations, however, will not be accepted.
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The Company will retain your email id and mobile number to ensure that payment confirmation or failure can be recorded and intimated. The tax laws also mandate that we must gather personally identifiable information, such as name, email id, phone number, and address of all contributors to extend tax benefits. Other information such as PAN card details for amounts above Rs 4999 are retained as per current tax laws.
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Are there other ways beyond donation that individuals can support Newskarnataka.com and Newskannada.com? Yes, if individuals wish to support our websites beyond contributing monetarily they can do any or all of the following
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Volunteer with their time and help us in design and technology to create new products
Share our stories and spread the word
Volunteer during events held in their cities
Volunteer as researchers (dependent on editorial requirements)
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