Ann Brocklehurst is creating articles, videos and tweets mostly about courts and crime
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I'm a journalist and author in Toronto who writes about crime and courts. If you're reading this, you likely already know something about my work. Welcome and thanks for stopping by.

My goal when I started this account was to bring you inside the courtroom and give you information that wasn't available elsewhere. I wanted to bring you live trial coverage and more series like this one on sexual assault. Things were going really well and it looked like there was a good chance of success, but then I was offered a job that was just too good to turn down. That meant I could no longer provide live trial coverage and that I can only work on journalism in my spare time. As a result, I am trying to work with other journalists to provide you with live tweeting of key trials and more in-depth court articles.

Based on what I hear from readers, I get the sense there's a demand for this type of coverage that is not being met by traditional media. A successful Patreon account would enable me and other journalists to deliver you court and crime journalism mostly through articles but also in the form of videos, audio reports and tweets. The vast majority of this work will be for patrons and paying readers only. 

The more patrons, the more the coverage will grow to cover the topics and stories that interest you most.

Patreon allows you to pledge *US$2 or more per creation (which in this case means per piece of journalism) and to cap your monthly payment as low or as high as you want. If you are a true news junkie, a US$10 cap is by far the best as it will entitle you to receive EVERYTHING  even if it goes way over five creations per month. Think of it as access to an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Lastly, I should probably define what a piece of work is. It will be an article, audio report or video with substantial new information. It absolutely won't be a "hot take" or flimsy opinion piece. After all, it's reporting and journalism patrons are supporting.

October 29 Update:
If you are looking for coverage of the Laura Babcock murder trial, please read these FAQs.

*For now Patreon charges in US dollars only, but if they follow other crowd funders, they may well start accepting Canadian dollars too
Tiers
News Junkie - US$10 Cap
$2 or more per creation
  • At this level, you get EVERYTHING produced even if it goes well over five creations (pieces of journalism per month)
  • Every single article, video, audio report and tweet will all be made available to you just as if you were at an all-you-can-eat buffet
  • If for some reason nothing is produced in a given month, you pay nothing. You get all the upside with no downside
Goals
81 of 500 patrons
When I reach 500 patrons, I will be able to commit in advance to producing in-depth daily coverage of trials of interest. Patrons will be able to follow a special Twitter account and will receive daily analysis and detailed reports.
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I'm a journalist and author in Toronto who writes about crime and courts. If you're reading this, you likely already know something about my work. Welcome and thanks for stopping by.

My goal when I started this account was to bring you inside the courtroom and give you information that wasn't available elsewhere. I wanted to bring you live trial coverage and more series like this one on sexual assault. Things were going really well and it looked like there was a good chance of success, but then I was offered a job that was just too good to turn down. That meant I could no longer provide live trial coverage and that I can only work on journalism in my spare time. As a result, I am trying to work with other journalists to provide you with live tweeting of key trials and more in-depth court articles.

Based on what I hear from readers, I get the sense there's a demand for this type of coverage that is not being met by traditional media. A successful Patreon account would enable me and other journalists to deliver you court and crime journalism mostly through articles but also in the form of videos, audio reports and tweets. The vast majority of this work will be for patrons and paying readers only. 

The more patrons, the more the coverage will grow to cover the topics and stories that interest you most.

Patreon allows you to pledge *US$2 or more per creation (which in this case means per piece of journalism) and to cap your monthly payment as low or as high as you want. If you are a true news junkie, a US$10 cap is by far the best as it will entitle you to receive EVERYTHING  even if it goes way over five creations per month. Think of it as access to an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Lastly, I should probably define what a piece of work is. It will be an article, audio report or video with substantial new information. It absolutely won't be a "hot take" or flimsy opinion piece. After all, it's reporting and journalism patrons are supporting.

October 29 Update:
If you are looking for coverage of the Laura Babcock murder trial, please read these FAQs.

*For now Patreon charges in US dollars only, but if they follow other crowd funders, they may well start accepting Canadian dollars too

Recent posts by Ann Brocklehurst

Tiers
News Junkie - US$10 Cap
$2 or more per creation
  • At this level, you get EVERYTHING produced even if it goes well over five creations (pieces of journalism per month)
  • Every single article, video, audio report and tweet will all be made available to you just as if you were at an all-you-can-eat buffet
  • If for some reason nothing is produced in a given month, you pay nothing. You get all the upside with no downside