JP Sottile is creating News Analysis, Long-Form Journalism & the RUNDOWN
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This is the golden age of journalism.

Right now on the web you can find more news from more sources with more investigative force than ever before.

It's just not a golden age for journalists.

That's because a well-crafted story earns a small fraction of what it might have earned a decade ago or, even more starkly, two decades ago. The web is awash in free content and "free" is often what many news websites expect journalists to charge for their work. A few celebrity journalists and opinioneers are able to set their price, but most journalists work really hard and earn very little.

That's why I am here on Patreon.

I've worked in the mainstream media and although it doesn't pay what it used to ... it does pay. And--as I know all-too-well--that paycheck comes with constraints. I welcome the freedom to do reporting and writing and producing and radio that actually matters to you. But I also need to find a way to live while also doing the type of independent journalism that makes this an exciting time to work at the craft of reporting. 

That's where you come in.

I truly want to get the news to as many people as I can. But the same "golden age" that has the newscycle jam-packed with more and more information is also making it harder and harder to find a way through the tangled worldwide web of news that is all too often dominated by the corporate media echo chamber. Even worse, the click-baited search for profit often drowns out the most important stories in favor of celebritainment, crass politicking and corporate agendas. 

And that's where I come in.

My decades of experience and training in both newsrooms and graduate school, along with my commitment to ethical aggregation and a full presentation of competing views, means I can now use the web to deliver the news far more effectively than I ever could inside the mainstream media. And there is more news to deliver. This "Golden Age" is a unique opportunity to find out what's really going on. That's why I've produced the RUNDOWN every Mon-Fri for five years. And that's why I seek your support to help me not only deliver the RUNDOWN, but to write original stories for newsvandal.com and expand from radio appearances to a Newsvandal-hosted podcast and radio program. 

Thanks!
JP "Newsvandal" Sottile
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Two bucks chucked into the kitty is welcomed and appreciated. Thanks! - Your Friendly Neighborhood Newsvandal
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A fiver helps to make the RUNDOWN possible. Thanks! - Your Friendly Neighborhood Newsvandal
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This is way cheaper than a newspaper. But it's a big assist. Cheers! - Your Friendly Neighborhood Newsvandal
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Still cheaper than the New York Times, but you'll get a shout-out on Twitter because this is a big deal. Rock on! - Your Friendly Neighborhood Newsvandal
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Now you're cooking with gas. Thank you-thank you! I hope you are on Twitter so I can give you a shout-out. - Your Friendly Neighborhood Newsvandal
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This level of support is really amazing. In addition to a special "on the air" shout-out ... I will reach out personally thank you. - Your Friendly Neighborhood Newsvandal
Goals
$404 of $2,500 per month
This is the budget for a daily NEWSVANDAL podcast featuring the headlines and stories drawn from the RUNDOWN. The goal amount covers setup costs, bandwidth/software and acquisition of  equipment to produce the podcasts.
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This is the golden age of journalism.

Right now on the web you can find more news from more sources with more investigative force than ever before.

It's just not a golden age for journalists.

That's because a well-crafted story earns a small fraction of what it might have earned a decade ago or, even more starkly, two decades ago. The web is awash in free content and "free" is often what many news websites expect journalists to charge for their work. A few celebrity journalists and opinioneers are able to set their price, but most journalists work really hard and earn very little.

That's why I am here on Patreon.

I've worked in the mainstream media and although it doesn't pay what it used to ... it does pay. And--as I know all-too-well--that paycheck comes with constraints. I welcome the freedom to do reporting and writing and producing and radio that actually matters to you. But I also need to find a way to live while also doing the type of independent journalism that makes this an exciting time to work at the craft of reporting. 

That's where you come in.

I truly want to get the news to as many people as I can. But the same "golden age" that has the newscycle jam-packed with more and more information is also making it harder and harder to find a way through the tangled worldwide web of news that is all too often dominated by the corporate media echo chamber. Even worse, the click-baited search for profit often drowns out the most important stories in favor of celebritainment, crass politicking and corporate agendas. 

And that's where I come in.

My decades of experience and training in both newsrooms and graduate school, along with my commitment to ethical aggregation and a full presentation of competing views, means I can now use the web to deliver the news far more effectively than I ever could inside the mainstream media. And there is more news to deliver. This "Golden Age" is a unique opportunity to find out what's really going on. That's why I've produced the RUNDOWN every Mon-Fri for five years. And that's why I seek your support to help me not only deliver the RUNDOWN, but to write original stories for newsvandal.com and expand from radio appearances to a Newsvandal-hosted podcast and radio program. 

Thanks!
JP "Newsvandal" Sottile

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Pledge $2 or more per month
4 patrons
Two bucks chucked into the kitty is welcomed and appreciated. Thanks! - Your Friendly Neighborhood Newsvandal
Pledge $5 or more per month
11 patrons
A fiver helps to make the RUNDOWN possible. Thanks! - Your Friendly Neighborhood Newsvandal
Pledge $10 or more per month
9 patrons
This is way cheaper than a newspaper. But it's a big assist. Cheers! - Your Friendly Neighborhood Newsvandal
Pledge $25 or more per month
11 patrons
Still cheaper than the New York Times, but you'll get a shout-out on Twitter because this is a big deal. Rock on! - Your Friendly Neighborhood Newsvandal
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Now you're cooking with gas. Thank you-thank you! I hope you are on Twitter so I can give you a shout-out. - Your Friendly Neighborhood Newsvandal
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
This level of support is really amazing. In addition to a special "on the air" shout-out ... I will reach out personally thank you. - Your Friendly Neighborhood Newsvandal