The Spotlight Club is a network of supporters who view data-driven, investigative journalism as critical to our community.

Spotlight Club members invest in investigative journalism to ensure fearless, non-partisan reporters are looking out for the community’s best interest.

Our journalism acts as a watchdog on decisions, policies and practices affecting our daily lives. Your support means our work can dig deeper into the issues that matter and broaden our reach into more communities.

Donors who give $1,000 or more annually become members of the Spotlight Club. Make your gift today and enjoy “behind the story” exclusives, advanced release of major investigations, special events and more. For more information, please email

Member Benefits

Inside Source $1,000+

  • Advance alerts of major news stories and investigations
  • Invitations to Spotlight Club events, featuring prominent names in the media
  • “Inside inewsource” updates from the CEO and Editor
  • Recognition as a Spotlight Club member on the website, at signature events and in newsletters

Headliner $2,500+

  • All of the Inside Source benefits, plus…
  • “Behind the Deadline” videos about key stories, direct from the reporters who wrote them

Illuminator – $5,000+

  • All of the Headliner benefits, plus…
  • Invitations to “Coffee with the Editor,” highlighting insider updates and discussion of pressing San Diego concerns and stories

Fourth Estate – $10,000+

  • All of the Illuminator benefits, plus…
  • Special opportunities to meet with prominent names in the media and to invite guests