Jake Leonard is creating a news website and other media products
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Background
I've been involved in broadcast media and journalism since as early as 2005 when I started with my first gigs in radio as well in journalism while in college.

My passion for broadcasting led me to launch an Internet radio station, WWPM MediaNet, in 2010 and remained in operation until 2013.

My continued passion for journalism led me to a correspondent gig with a local newspaper group in early 2016, covering city council and school board meetings.

On New Year's Eve 2016, my expertise in both industries led me to found news website Heartland Newsfeed.

Heartland Newsfeed
Since its establishment, it accrued 375,000 site views in its first year, ranking in the top 50,000 websites in the United Kingdom. Currently, with more than 115,000 site views per month, Heartland Newsfeed is in the top 100,000 in the United States and in the world.

We're looking to expand further, including the addition of correspondents to help develop our organization into a bigger contributor to the media wing of the liberty movement.

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
A supplemental radio network to Heartland Newsfeed, Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network was brought up into development in mid-2018 with full intention to go live 24/7 beginning in 2019.

In addition to live-streaming radio programs on our web stream, we will also produce on-demand podcasts which will be pushed out to various platforms such as Spreaker, Spotify, Deezer, TuneIn Radio and Stitcher Radio among others.

One of these programs which will be undergoing production under the radio network will be The Vault of Midnight Podcast.

The Vault of Midnight Podcast
The original series started in 2008 under the original team of Scott Milne, Tom Green and Andre The Astro-Creep and focused on aspects of horror, as well as the underground music world surrounding punk rock and metal.

A rotating cast involving "Kryptic Keith", Jessica Linder and "Trevor The Viking" would have hosting duties at times during their tenure.

Green led the syndication push and developed quite a following, later becoming music director of WWPM MediaNet until production halted in 2013 due to health complications related to Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS).

Further production was in indefinite hiatus following Green's death in March 2015, until talks began in spring 2017 between the former media division of Heartland Internet Media Networks and Deep South Media Group to kickstart a project to produce "best of" podcasts, with a special memorializing Green.

Plans are in place to begin production in 2019, with the memorial episode kickstarting the new generation of the podcast.

Why use Patreon?
We're trying to keep our content free, but with limited advertisers and not much in advertising revenue, it's not easy staying online. Anything you can contribute will be much appreciated.

We understand if you can't commit to a monthly contribution, so we have additional options for one-time (and perhaps other monthly contribution methods) you can utilize -- which you can find on our website at http://heartlandnewsfeed.com/support-us/cash-crypt...
Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to our Discord channel
  • Connect with other patrons
Includes Discord rewards
Discount
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
We're waiting on establishing merchandise for Heartland Newsfeed, so discount codes will be sent out upon launch. Discount code can also be used for advertising - contact ad team for more details.
  • Discount code
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Private Livestream
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Join me for a monthly livestream.
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Website/Podcast Shoutout for Patrons
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible.
  • Special mention on a soon-to-be-launched page on Heartland Newsfeed
  • When the podcast kicks off again, your name will be mentioned as well
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Behind The Scenes
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Get a patron-only perspective on my work.
  • Behind-the-scenes pics and videos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Join The Team
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Let's work together on an upcoming project.
  • Collaborate on an upcoming project
  • Contributing writer permissions to Heartland Newsfeed
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$0 of $75 per month
This is a monthly goal to cover monthly hosting costs for the Heartland Newsfeed website.
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Background
I've been involved in broadcast media and journalism since as early as 2005 when I started with my first gigs in radio as well in journalism while in college.

My passion for broadcasting led me to launch an Internet radio station, WWPM MediaNet, in 2010 and remained in operation until 2013.

My continued passion for journalism led me to a correspondent gig with a local newspaper group in early 2016, covering city council and school board meetings.

On New Year's Eve 2016, my expertise in both industries led me to found news website Heartland Newsfeed.

Heartland Newsfeed
Since its establishment, it accrued 375,000 site views in its first year, ranking in the top 50,000 websites in the United Kingdom. Currently, with more than 115,000 site views per month, Heartland Newsfeed is in the top 100,000 in the United States and in the world.

We're looking to expand further, including the addition of correspondents to help develop our organization into a bigger contributor to the media wing of the liberty movement.

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
A supplemental radio network to Heartland Newsfeed, Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network was brought up into development in mid-2018 with full intention to go live 24/7 beginning in 2019.

In addition to live-streaming radio programs on our web stream, we will also produce on-demand podcasts which will be pushed out to various platforms such as Spreaker, Spotify, Deezer, TuneIn Radio and Stitcher Radio among others.

One of these programs which will be undergoing production under the radio network will be The Vault of Midnight Podcast.

The Vault of Midnight Podcast
The original series started in 2008 under the original team of Scott Milne, Tom Green and Andre The Astro-Creep and focused on aspects of horror, as well as the underground music world surrounding punk rock and metal.

A rotating cast involving "Kryptic Keith", Jessica Linder and "Trevor The Viking" would have hosting duties at times during their tenure.

Green led the syndication push and developed quite a following, later becoming music director of WWPM MediaNet until production halted in 2013 due to health complications related to Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS).

Further production was in indefinite hiatus following Green's death in March 2015, until talks began in spring 2017 between the former media division of Heartland Internet Media Networks and Deep South Media Group to kickstart a project to produce "best of" podcasts, with a special memorializing Green.

Plans are in place to begin production in 2019, with the memorial episode kickstarting the new generation of the podcast.

Why use Patreon?
We're trying to keep our content free, but with limited advertisers and not much in advertising revenue, it's not easy staying online. Anything you can contribute will be much appreciated.

We understand if you can't commit to a monthly contribution, so we have additional options for one-time (and perhaps other monthly contribution methods) you can utilize -- which you can find on our website at http://heartlandnewsfeed.com/support-us/cash-crypt...

Recent posts by Jake Leonard

Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to our Discord channel
  • Connect with other patrons
Includes Discord rewards
Discount
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
We're waiting on establishing merchandise for Heartland Newsfeed, so discount codes will be sent out upon launch. Discount code can also be used for advertising - contact ad team for more details.
  • Discount code
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Private Livestream
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Join me for a monthly livestream.
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Website/Podcast Shoutout for Patrons
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible.
  • Special mention on a soon-to-be-launched page on Heartland Newsfeed
  • When the podcast kicks off again, your name will be mentioned as well
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Behind The Scenes
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Get a patron-only perspective on my work.
  • Behind-the-scenes pics and videos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Join The Team
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Let's work together on an upcoming project.
  • Collaborate on an upcoming project
  • Contributing writer permissions to Heartland Newsfeed
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards