The View From Somewhere Podcast

A project in Durham, NC by Lewis Wallace

Status: Active

A podcast about journalism with a purpose. We'll tell stories of journalists who have stood up for justice and resisted "objectivity."
Backers: 290
Average Daily Pledges: $451
Average Pledge Per Backer: $40

Funding: $11,726 of $6,600
Dates: Jan 22nd -> Feb 21st (30 days)
Project By: Lewis Wallace
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Latest News

Columbia Journalism Review article on The View From Somewhere

February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi all, This week has been super exciting so far, with lots of new backers (hi!) and lots of buzz thanks to a great article in the Columbia Journalism Review by Alexandria Neason. Here's a little excerpt: “A lot of great journalism in the  United... (Read More)

The View From Somewhere is in Kickstarter Magazine

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, Thanks so much to our new backers! Many of you are strangers to me and I'm so glad to make your virtual acquaintance. Just dropping a quick line to say that Ramona and I were featured in Kickstarter's magazine today, in a great article... (Read More)

In the company of coolness

February 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Today I want to highlight some innovative journalism projects and the people who run them or founded them. Imagine this: All of these people are backers of The View From Somewhere podcast! I like to think these courageous, creative folks are setting... (Read More)

New and improved posters!

January 31st - via: kickstarter.com
So, a new friend and comrade took a look at the Ida B. Wells poster Billy made, and pointed out that that is not the whole quote. We quoted this: "The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press."  But... (Read More)

Today marks exactly two years since I was fired

January 30th - via: kickstarter.com
People who know me know that I never particularly relished discussing this very personal, very unpleasant event in my life. But, it struck a nerve with the people and put me in a position to speak publicly about something I care about a lot.  This... (Read More)

Share the Kickstarter with a friend?

January 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning and happy Sunday! Today I've been thinking about one of my heroines, Marvel Cooke, who helped to organize the first successful labor strike of journalists in the 1930s and did fearless journalistic work as a Black woman in an industry... (Read More)

We've extended our goal to $16K

January 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
UPDATE: With your help, we've extended our goal to raising $16,000 in grassroots community funding so that we can focus even more of our energy on producing the podcast in the coming months. Fully funding The View From Somewhere will cost around... (Read More)


January 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, that was amazing thanks to all of your help. Day 2 and we've already hit the Kickstarter goal. Woot! Our total fundraising goal is $40,000 to fully fund the podcast and pay folks for their time. So, anything we raise now will chip away at that... (Read More)

Just $639 to go!

January 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
We're so close and it's only day 2! Tell a friend, and help us exceed our goal!   (Read More)

Wow y'all! What an amazing first day

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks so much to everyone who got us going today! We are most of the way to our goal, which is so great and such a gift. Once we exceed that goal (and I hope we will), I would love to continue to fundraise to enable us to spend less time on the... (Read More)

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