So how about it folks? If you've been putting off your contribution until the last minute because you liked the extra drama, now is your chance. Who will be the heroes riding to the rescue in the final reel? Who's click on a PayPal link will echo like a mighty thunder throughout the Americas?
Please, go to the website and give generously. Thank you.
Dear Friends and Readers,
Good news. We've now passed the halfway mark and raised $5,403 toward our next $10,000 matching grant installment to Narco News. The hard part is that we have just ten days - until March 18, when the Narco News School of Authentic Journalism must decide how many scholarships to offer for the upcoming summer session in South America, and open up the application process in time - to raise another $4,597.
It's inspiringly clear - from your contributions, increased readership, and renewed enthusiasm from our journalists throughout Latin America - that there is tremendous response to the re-launch of Narco News that occurred on February 16, just 19 days ago!
The Narco News School of Authentic Journalism has offered one scholarship slot to The Fund for Authentic Journalism as a special incentive to help us to recruit good writers in our fundraising campaign on behalf of Narco News. This scholarship provides the ability for somebody to attend the ten-day session, tuition free, with room and board included. Narco News already has a rigorous application process for finding the most promising scholarship applicants. Duplicating it didn't seem to make sense. Since the art of good writing and the art of successful fundraising are so entwined, here is what we're going to do:
Announcing: The Authentic Letter Scholarship Contest
$7,023. That's the grand total raised for Narco News through The Fund for Authentic Journalism since we started over New Year's. Much of that money, along with funds raised for Narco News last year via the (now defunct) LiveArt1st, allowed us to qualify for that first $10,000 installment of our matching grant from Tides.
$3,443. That's the total raised since February 5th. That's everything we can be certain counts toward the next $10,000 batch of matching funds. That's just over one third of the way there.
$129.69 That's the average per day of what we've raised this year. That's a handful of people. Sometimes even one person. But always someone. One person at a time, putting their money where their beliefs are, who wont let mass media distortions go by unchallenged.
1 Minute. That's all it takes to contribute, right now. Please, go to http://www.authenticjournalism.org and use the PayPal buttons to make a contribution today. Thank you.
First, I want to tell you a bit about where we are and how we got here .