Dear Readers, Alumni, Students, Parents & Friends,
Thank you for reading this important message.
The Diamondback newsroom has been working overtime and will continue their fearless round-the-clock coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on our campus and College Park—but we just can't do it without your help.
Now, just when demand for our reporting is at an all-time high, our advertising revenue has been decimated by the current business climate.
I know this is a tough time for all of us with layoffs, furloughs and our 401Ks shrinking before our eyes. We've never had to directly ask for your help before, but times have certainly changed. If all goes well, we will be back in force for the fall semester and our student advertising team will be back on the phones and the street bringing in much needed advertising revenue. Until then, if you can help, please do.
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