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Lisa M. CollinsBy Lisa M. Collins
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Lisa M. CollinsBy Lisa M. Collins
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About

Investigative reporting is gasping for air. Local news is struggling. South Brooklyn Post is a creative, independent news and culture magazine that hopes to revive both.

We've been able to accomplish a lot, gaining as many as 30,000 page views in a month, and digging deep into important local news stories, on a shoestring budget. Here's a link to a series of exclusive stories we did on a major source of local air pollution. Mayor Bloomberg took action after the stories ran: 
http://southbrooklynpost.com/news-views/carnival-wont-budge-on-electricity-bill/.

We broke some stories on the local public schools: http://southbrooklynpost.com/2011/05/ps29-wait-list-for-kinder-ps58-cuts-a-pre-k/, and http://southbrooklynpost.com/2011/03/ps-32-merge-with-brooklyn-prospect/

And our in-depth coverage of a local battle between rival Brooklyn Italian-American Catholic organizations shed light on the historic local culture that many newcomers never access: http://southbrooklynpost.com/news-views/italian-american-women/

We want to do more. But we need a little help!

South Brooklyn Post was founded by a journalist who wanted create a thoughtful Brooklyn community news site that is beautiful to look at and easy to navigate. Partnering with a photojournalist and web designer, South Brooklyn Post runs on the belief that readers recognize and want professional, responsible news coverage, and love to look at great photos.

With freelance writers and reviewers, South Brooklyn Post covers a specific geographic area with cultural listings, in-depth news reporting and features on the best in local arts, businesses and innovators.

South Brooklyn Post hopes to create a template for quality, independent, design-friendly professional news sites that can be employed in neighborhoods everywhere.

We've been able to accomplish much on a shoestring budget during our first year, including an exclusive shipping-pollution piece that had an impact and some breaking news on local schools. Now we'd like to do so much more. We'd like to cover more news, write more investigative pieces, and cover more of the wonderful people and businesses in our area; a service to our readers and to the business community.

If we are successful on Kickstarter, South Brooklyn Post will use the funds to launch an investigative piece on the big changes occurring in Brooklyn; namely, the boom in luxury development and the impact that's having on public schools and the traditional population.

We'll also use the funds to tell more video stories, because they're so fun to watch.

We'll be expanding our local advertising network as our long-term sustainability plan. But this "kick" will get us going. Thank you!

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    All contributors will be listed on a "South Brooklyn Post Sponsor Page," with a hale and hearty, "Thank you for supporting local and independent news reporting and photojournalism!"

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    Above plus a South Brooklyn Post magnet.

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    Your name on our Sponsors page (if you'd like), a magnet and a South Brooklyn Post tote bag of quality.

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    **(a sweet deal): A South Brooklyn Post silk-screened soft T-shirt that you'll be proud to wear, a magnet, our great tote and your name on our Sponsors page.

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    An 11x14 signed, photographic print of your choice, ready for framing, from a selection of South Brooklyn Post photos of life and culture in Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Gowanus, Red Hook, Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo and points nearby, by photographer Joshua Kristal.
    And our T-shirt, and the tote, and yes, the magnet.

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    Advertise your business for 2 months on South Brooklyn Post. Access our 20,000 readers!

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    Two 11x14 signed, photographic prints, and the T-shirt or tote.

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    One Limited-Edition, Archival Giclee print from a selection of South Brooklyn Post images by Photographer Joshua Kristal. Subjects will include colorful characters in the neighborhood, scenics, food and more.

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    Three 11x14 signed photos, the T-shirt, the tote and the magnet.

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    A series of 5 photographic prints of your choice, and the other items.

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    Be a "Reporter-for-a-day" or "Photographer-for-a-Day" by going out on the job with editor Lisa M. Collins, or photographer Joshua Kristal. Work on a story or photo story for SBP or to pitch to another magazine. You can "gift" this to a student friend or family-member.
    OR: Three Limited Edition Archival prints.
    Either or, you'll get our fabulous swag.

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    Four Limited Edition, Archival Giclee prints of life and culture in South Brooklyn (or 10 signed photos). Plus tote and T-shirt.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Six limited edition archival Giclee prints, ready for framing, as well as the South Brooklyn Post tote and T-shirt.

    OR: Get your story published! Work with South Brooklyn Post Editor Lisa M. Collins and Photographer Joshua Kristal to get your story written, photographed, edited and published (with your byline) in South Brooklyn Post. A great present for someone who hopes to become a journalist and needs clips!

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Funding period

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