Crowdfunded Journalism

How Do I Pledge?

To pledge to a Exclusive, first make sure that you're logged in to your Byline account. There are two ways to back a Exclusive: 1) from the Exclusive page, or 2) from the page of an article in that Exclusive.


Backing on the Exclusive page.

  • 01 Go to the Exclusive page of the Exclusive you want to back.

  • 02 Then, click the green “Support This Exclusive” button on any Exclusive page to proceed.

Backing on the Exclusive page.

  • 03 Alternatively, you can select an actual Reward on the Exclusive page.

Backing from an Article page.

  • You will see the same green “Support” button and the reward boxes just as in your Exclusive page. You can click either of them to move onto payment.

  • 04On the next page, you'll have to add your card (if you haven’t added it yet). You will be able to pick the Reward and the amount you want to pay to support after you have added your card information.

Backing from an Article page.

  • 05 Once you added your card information, you will be able to move onto the Reward page. You can enter your pledge amount and select a Reward tier.

Backing from an Article page.

  • 06 Once you click the support page, you will see a ‘Thank You’ message.

  • 07 If you want to go back to the Exclusive you backed, you can click “Go to Exclusive".

To pledge to a Column, first make sure that you're logged in to your Byline account. There are two ways to back a Column: 1) from the Column page, or 2) from one of the articles in that Column.


Backing on the Column page.

  • 01 Go to the Column page of the journalist you want to back.

  • 02 Then, click the green “Support This Column” button on any Column page to proceed.

Backing on the Column page.

  • 03 Alternatively, you can select a specific Reward on the Column page.

Backing from an Article page.

  • You will see the same green “Support” button and the Reward boxes on the right of your article just as in the Column page. You can click either of them to move onto payment.

  • 04 On the next page, you will have to add your card (if you haven’t already added one yet). You will be able to pick the Reward and the amount you want to pay to support after you have added your card information.

Backing from an Article page.

  • 05Once you added your card information, you will be able to move onto the Rewards selection page. You can enter your pledge amount or select a Reward tier.

  • 06Please note that Column payments are monthly - but you may cancel or amend Column payments at any time (though you will still be charged for the current month). To do this, go to Manage Payments in your Payment Settings.

Backing from an Article page.

  • 07 Once you click the support page, you will see a ‘Thank You’ message. If you then want to go back to the Column you backed, you can click the “Go to Column” button.