For over seven years I have worked hard to make The Ruden Report free and accessible to all readers, but media companies, especially during a pandemic, need to think differently to survive. They no longer can be sustained solely from advertising revenue.
This site is the only one dedicated to coverage of the FCIAC. The goal is to provide the most comprehensive reporting possible, the best photography and videos, as well as a regular podcast and newsletter. I have given away all the work for free, in large part because I don’t want student-athletes to pay to read about themselves.
I have looked into many ways to grow the company, and with the events of the past year, now just how to maintain it.
The best path forward, I believe, is to reach out to all FCIAC cities and towns to become community supported. I think many of you who appreciate what I do, not just with coverage but also recognizing athletes with my Player and Team of the Week awards, would like to see The Ruden Report not only continue to operate, but also give you more of what you enjoy.
So I am reaching out to readers to help bridge the gap between advertising revenue and operating expenses. All contributions will go toward providing you more of what you like best about The Ruden Report.
Thank you for your consideration,