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Next Gen Jennifer Collins
Next Gen Jennifer Collins

This piece was written by Mary Stucky, founder of Round Earth Media, before the Next Generation Journalism model was established. To read more about the model, visit the main site here.

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Originally posted in Round Earth Media

Dear Friends of Round Earth Media,

We are immensely grateful for your pledge to Round Earth Media’s Global Mashup Kickstarter Project to support our reporting teams in Jordan, Ghana and Mexico.  Unfortunately, as you know, the campaign didn’t reach its goal; that means your account was not charged and Round Earth received no money.

We want you to know that we are firmly committed to continuing Round Earth’s mission of supporting young journalists – mostly freelancers – as they bring us important under-reported stories from neglected parts of the globe.  Be assured that our fundraising efforts are ongoing to support our global journalists.  Our fall campaign launches this week on GiveMN—please check it out here:

Next Gen Jennifer Collins
Next Gen Jennifer Collins


We also want you to know that, with support from our GiveMN campaign, Round Earth will be working with our three talented reporting teams—Jacob Axelrad and Jamila Okertchiri in Ghana, Aida Alami and Tala El-issa in Jordan, Jennifer Collins and Manuel Ureste in Mexico—to produce at least one story from each of their projects and get these stories placed in major media outlets in the US and in-country.

Please join us by making a gift to support NextGen journalists here:  Your gift will be matched on a 1-1 basis by a generous friend of Round Earth—so your gift will have double the impact!  Of course, you can also give by mailing a check to Round Earth Media, 3109 West 50th Street #203, Minneapolis MN 55410. Please help us spread the word and invite others to support Round Earth! 

Thank you again for supporting the next generation of global journalists and helping to bring their powerful stories to a worldwide audience.

With heartfelt thanks from me and them,
Mary Stucky
Round Earth Media