by Freddie Sayers & Sally Chatterton
Thursday, 4
March 2021

Become a member of UnHerd!

We're excited to be moving into the next phase
by Freddie Sayers & Sally Chatterton

We wanted to tell you about our plans for the next phase of UnHerd and invite you to become a member.

We’ve had an incredible few years — our audience has grown enormously, and we have become one of the UK media’s standout success stories. With our brilliant team of editors and contributors, we’ve vigorously challenged “herd mentality” without sacrificing quality or thoughtfulness.

We’ve been lucky to have strong start-up backing, but if we want to become a long-term feature of the media landscape, we must become financially sustainable. So, we are launching a paid membership scheme — £1 a week, with a 25% reduction to 75p a week if you sign up in the next fortnight.

For now, this is not a “paywall” — you’ll still be able to read our articles and receive our emails. Members will receive an array of additional benefits: use of our fantastic new app (iPhone and Android), invitations to live interviews and Q&As, and top billing on our comments threads.

We think it’s a great offer, and hope you’ll snap up the earlybird discount (available to March 15th).

The need for true independent thinking has never been more urgent — with you on board, we’ll do our best to keep changing minds and challenging assumptions.

See you at the next members’ event!

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  • I would certainly be prepared to pay if you returned to the ‘old’ Disqus comments system.

    However as that seems very unlikely, I will part company on the Ides of March.

    Many thanks for a very amusing and interesting eleven months.

  • If you pay for journalism then you are the customer. If you don’t, then, chances are that influencing you is the product, and somebody else is the customer. What I want, in on the ground level, is a pledge from Unherd that it won’t see its purpose as influencing me, and telling untruths in the name of some holy mission to get me to believe certain things. I want to pay for journalism which sees journalism as something other than propaganda, which is, near as I can tell, no longer a mainstream belief.

  • Agreed, and I’ve subscribed. An improvement I’d like to see in the future is more responses from authors to the comments – obviously only if they want to, and only to comments that particuarly interest them for good or bad, but it’s always a pleasure to see authors engagiing with the readership and it doesn’t happen much on Unherd.

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