The View From Somewhere Podcast

A project in Durham, NC by Lewis Wallace

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A podcast about journalism with a purpose. We'll tell stories of journalists who have stood up for justice and resisted "objectivity."
Backers: 392
Average Pledge Per Backer: $42

Funded: $16,635 of $6,600
Dates: Jan 22nd -> Feb 21st (30 days)
Project By: Lewis Wallace
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Latest News

The final push

February 20th - via:
Friends, the Kickstarter ends tomorrow morning and what an experience it has been! At the moment that I'm writing to you, we're just $480 away from hitting our ambitious stretch goal for fundraising, which will seriously set us up to start producing... (Read More)

$1537 to go with 23 hours left

February 20th - via:
Oh my gosh, y'all, I think we might just make this stretch goal of $16K. This is the final push: We have just $1537 left to raise, and 23 hours before the whole thing is over at 9:05 a.m. Thursday. Now's the time to push out, share, implore your... (Read More)

Featured on Pressland, a site about the global media supply chain

February 19th - via:
Hey friends and new backers! Just one day left of full-fledged Kickstarter fundraising glory, and it's been such a fun and wild ride. I'm feeling enthused, supported, and tired thanks to y'all. Also feeling very confident about the future of this... (Read More)

Y'all are the best match-makers

February 19th - via:
We made that match with time to spare! Thank you SO much to the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership for the generous matching sponsorship, and to recent backers who helped us meet their $1000 match. A special shout-out to superstar podcaster... (Read More)

Presidents Day special?

February 18th - via:
Like most Americans, I generally celebrate Presidents Day with a bunch of limp-wristed flailing, a series of anti-capitalist tweetstorms, and some light spring cleaning using all-organic products.  This year, with a little help from some friends,... (Read More)

Columbia Journalism Review article on The View From Somewhere

February 12th - via:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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)

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January 27th - via:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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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