My name is Esteban Jaramillo but almost everyone calls me Ave. In these few lines I want to tell you what it meant for me to attend the "School of Authentic Journalism". The last ten years I have been writing scripts, mostly comedy. I’ve worked in radio, television and I have produced web content, so I was very surprised when I got accepted to a journalism course.
Eight days ago I wrote about our pressing need to raise $5000 for Narco
News in just over two weeks to prevent immediate and painful cutbacks
in coverage. Now, I'm pleased to report we've made significant
progress. But I'm also worried. We're still not quite half way to our
goal. With just another eight days left, we still need to raise $2865.
I've been told that would make the President of the chamber of deputies, Hormando Vaca Diez, next in line for the presidency to finish out Mesa's term.
Please go on to read the letter below. We need to raise $5000 for Narco News in just over two weeks or Narco News will face having to cut back coverage. Thank you.
Watch it online at the GNN site here:
Can you believe it? Two thirds of the year are gone already. And what an amazing year it's been for Narco News and the School of Authentic Journalism. You've been reading the articles, listening to the radio reports and viewing the photography and video on Salón Chingón, so I probably don't need to remind you what this thing is all about and why we support it. You know that already. Instead, I just want to take a moment to tell you about our latest fundraising drive, how we got here and how we're going to take Narco News forward into many seasons ahead.
We started this year with nothing. In a way, maybe it was worse than nothing because we were forced to raise the majority of our total budget in the early months of the year. We needed to raise $60,000 to return Narco News to publishing and hold our fantastically successful J-school in Bolivia. Thanks to the hard work and generosity