Steven Zimmerman is creating Independent Journalism and documentaries
1

patron

$70
per month
Hello,

My name is Steven Zimmerman, and I am a journalist, photographer, and documentary- film/photography maker and I am seeking your support.

As a journalist (I write under my name and two others) I feel that most of the mainstream media have become beholden to the corporate editorial structure which has become an extension of the advertiser's wishes. Far too often I a have had people come to me and offer payment so I would write an article about/for them. That is not journalism. Period. That’s also not how I work.

As a journalist my work largely finds a home at one of three places: The El Paso Herald-Post, the Jewish Examiner and RT. My photos are also found at Getty Images, Eyeem as well as other. Now, I am seeking to expand my work to a larger audience, and that’s where I need your help.

Throughout 2019 I will be working on three projects. These projects will be presented to the public as a written piece, a video piece, and audio. The subjects for these works will be:

  • Hope – how others who have lived through some of the worst experiences have found hope in the past, and how we can find hope today;
  • Our Collective Faith – exploring the different faiths around us and how they inform our interactions with others;
  • Living History – in this series I will be talking with individuals who are eighty years, or older. We will learn about their lives and how their past can help up grow today.

It is my hope that you will find these projects interesting enough to support. I believe that independent support of these projects is paramount to their success, as this will allow them to have a greater reach.

My main website is  Still Going Somewhere
You can learn more about me at  Zip It Zimmerman
The larger body of my work can be found at the  El Paso Herald-Post
My photos at Eyeem
My photos at Getty Images
My Soundcloud

My plan is to tell the stories that don’t get told by the traditional outlets.

In order to maintain my independence, I need to be funded by the people. We aren’t accepting a dime from venture capitalists or commercial supporters or any accepting any form of corporate sponsorship. So today, I need you to help us get this off the ground.

Head to our site now to become one of the very first Founding Members. All members will have access to our news products as we release them -- from podcasts to video broadcasts.

I’ve set a goal of reaching 2,000 members because that’s what it’ll take to fund all of the staff, gear, and overhead to build this project. Please consider providing your support today. Every bit helps, and together we can share better news and better stories.


Thank you,

Steven
Tiers
Helping Hand
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Just giving me a hand. Thank you!
Supporter
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Supporter
Friend
$75 or more per month 1 patron
Friend - by signing up for this option you become a friend of me and what I am doing. In addition, I will be sending you photos each month that I think you may enjoy. So, please provide your address when you sign-up!
Creator
$125 or more per month 0 patrons
Creator - by becoming a creator you not only receive photos each month, but you will also receive credit (mention) in all upcoming videos and podcasts! This is a great way to show that you support what we create. 
Star
$250 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Star - if you become a shining star, no only will you receive photos and credit on in the description of all videos and podcasts, but I will mention you in each podcast I create! 
Hero
$500 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
Hero - become a hero! You will receive photos each month, credit on videos and podcasts, a mention in a podcast you've helped support, but I will also be providing you a very special "secret" perk just for being my hero. Why not join to day?
Goals
$70 of $500 per month
Once I reach $500 per month I will begin a new audio series on why people chose to support independent journalism. As part of this series I will be interviewing you, my supporters. 
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Hello,

My name is Steven Zimmerman, and I am a journalist, photographer, and documentary- film/photography maker and I am seeking your support.

As a journalist (I write under my name and two others) I feel that most of the mainstream media have become beholden to the corporate editorial structure which has become an extension of the advertiser's wishes. Far too often I a have had people come to me and offer payment so I would write an article about/for them. That is not journalism. Period. That’s also not how I work.

As a journalist my work largely finds a home at one of three places: The El Paso Herald-Post, the Jewish Examiner and RT. My photos are also found at Getty Images, Eyeem as well as other. Now, I am seeking to expand my work to a larger audience, and that’s where I need your help.

Throughout 2019 I will be working on three projects. These projects will be presented to the public as a written piece, a video piece, and audio. The subjects for these works will be:

  • Hope – how others who have lived through some of the worst experiences have found hope in the past, and how we can find hope today;
  • Our Collective Faith – exploring the different faiths around us and how they inform our interactions with others;
  • Living History – in this series I will be talking with individuals who are eighty years, or older. We will learn about their lives and how their past can help up grow today.

It is my hope that you will find these projects interesting enough to support. I believe that independent support of these projects is paramount to their success, as this will allow them to have a greater reach.

My main website is  Still Going Somewhere
You can learn more about me at  Zip It Zimmerman
The larger body of my work can be found at the  El Paso Herald-Post
My photos at Eyeem
My photos at Getty Images
My Soundcloud

My plan is to tell the stories that don’t get told by the traditional outlets.

In order to maintain my independence, I need to be funded by the people. We aren’t accepting a dime from venture capitalists or commercial supporters or any accepting any form of corporate sponsorship. So today, I need you to help us get this off the ground.

Head to our site now to become one of the very first Founding Members. All members will have access to our news products as we release them -- from podcasts to video broadcasts.

I’ve set a goal of reaching 2,000 members because that’s what it’ll take to fund all of the staff, gear, and overhead to build this project. Please consider providing your support today. Every bit helps, and together we can share better news and better stories.


Thank you,

Steven

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Tiers
Helping Hand
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Just giving me a hand. Thank you!
Supporter
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Supporter
Friend
$75 or more per month 1 patron
Friend - by signing up for this option you become a friend of me and what I am doing. In addition, I will be sending you photos each month that I think you may enjoy. So, please provide your address when you sign-up!
Creator
$125 or more per month 0 patrons
Creator - by becoming a creator you not only receive photos each month, but you will also receive credit (mention) in all upcoming videos and podcasts! This is a great way to show that you support what we create. 
Star
$250 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Star - if you become a shining star, no only will you receive photos and credit on in the description of all videos and podcasts, but I will mention you in each podcast I create! 
Hero
$500 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
Hero - become a hero! You will receive photos each month, credit on videos and podcasts, a mention in a podcast you've helped support, but I will also be providing you a very special "secret" perk just for being my hero. Why not join to day?