There’s a New Newspaper on Wall Street
Posted on Oct 8, 2011
Some say the media has done a less-than-stellar job of reporting on the Occupy Wall Street protests these last few weeks, but the 99 percent found a way to circumvent that: They published and distributed their own newspaper Saturday, aptly named The Occupied Wall Street Journal.
The paper, dedicated to coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests, was paid for by pledges from the “crowdfunding” website Kickstarter.com. With more than $54,000 pledged from worldwide supporters of the movement, the project was able to print 50,000 copies of its first issue, with enough left over for at least one more. —BF
“PLEASE KEEP CONTRIBUTING! We don’t have billions like FOX News nor are we bankrolled by the Koch brothers,” reads an update to the paper’s Kickstarter page. “We only have YOU! You have our tremendous gratitude, but this money will only pay for two issues.”
Resulting pledges have put The Occupied Wall Street Journal in ranks with Kickstarter’s most funded projects in the writing and publishing category. It’s just $2,000 behind the periodical in the section with the most funding, a website for smart sports writing.
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