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With your support, in 2015 we trained 20 journalists to cover social movements more effectively. Help us do it again in 2016.
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    For just $10, be among a limited audience invited to an online pre-release screening of the pilot episode of NNTV's new Videocast, "The Gringoyo Show, Featuring Joe T. Hodo" (working title) on or around Feb. 26th! The new series features our most celebrated character, Texas oil tycoon Joe T. Hodo, of the viral sensation "Frack U. Mexico!" Follow Joe as he travels throughout Mexico interviewing noted social movement leaders, politicians, and other cultural figures. Our pilot episode features a sit-down interview between Joe and a high ranking official of the indigenous community police in Guerrero State, where local organizers have carved out a territory largely free of crime in the middle of one of Mexico's most dangerous states. But Joe has other plans for the region...

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    Our political satire "Danger: Journalists Crossing!" is the first comedy ever to be filmed on and around "La Bestia," the freight train that brings migrants North through Mexico from Central America. The film is a unique, inspiring, and hilarious collaboration between members of The School of Authentic Journalism's production team and a movement of Central American political organizers living in Mexico. Get our new DVD featuring the film as well as a bonus interview with members of the Central American migrants' movement in Mexico.

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    Get a DVD of some of the best videos produced by the viral video team of The School of Authentic Journalism and some of our outrageous satirical videos about the Mexican Drug War and the movement to stop it. "Narco-Mania And Other Parodies of the War on Drugs in Mexico" with your gift of $50!

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    Want to learn to shoot and edit your own video sin the studio and in the field? Do you live in or visit often the New York City area? You will receive a free, month long course from our friends at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, courtesy of School of Authentic Journalism professor Ivan Ulchur-Rota.

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    The School of Authentic Journalism's Manhattan based correspondent and renowned artist Leah Hennessey will make you a personalized hand-crafted piece of mail art, updating you on the hip happenings of her underground microcosm of New York artists - a rare inside glimpse of a dying world.

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    For $50 receive two hours of social media marketing or digital creativity consulting services from Ximena Payan, Class of 2013, who is a leader in that field in Mexico City.

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    Hire-a-Writer! Brought to you by Rachel Alembakis, independent journalist and friend of The School. What you get: five hours of writing/editing/audio transcription of interview or conversation. Can be conducted over Skype, or, just for you special, special people in Melbourne, Australia, face-to-face!

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    Photojournalist Noah Friedman-Rudovsky has covered Bolivia for more than a decade of its rapid and historical transformation, capturing images of President Evo Morales, with whom Noah has traveled extensively, as well as extraordinary citizens of Bolivia. Get a poster size copy of an original photo by Noah from one of dozens of images to choose from!

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    School of Authentic Journalism Professor Rodrigo Jardón won an International Color Award for his photograph "Martin Luther King Day, 2015" taken in New York City in the midst of Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Receive a poster size copy of that image for a gift of $75.

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    Get five beautiful framed black-and-white prints of the legendary indigenous community police force in Mexico's Guerrero State. The CRAC-PC has carved out a crime-free zone in one of Mexico's most violent states thanks to community organization and restorative justice practices. Courtesy of photographer and school professor Antonio Hernández.

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    Three nights' lodging in Acapulco, Mexico! The legendary port city was once the favorite hideaway for Hollywood jet-setters in the 1940s. Today it remains a favorite get away for millions of Mexicans, and is home to some of the best seafood in the country. Courtesy of Fabiola Rocha.

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    It's the School of Authentic Journalism mega combo pack! Get both the Narco-Mania and Danger:Journalists Crossing DVDs, the poster-sized photo prints from Rodrigo Jardón, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky, and Antonio Hernández (even if marked "sold out" above,) Leah Hennessey's mail art, AND the "Gringoyo Presidente" coffee mug!

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    The Viral Video team of the School of Authentic Journalism will produce, edit and help you make a three minute video of your cause to go viral!

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    Pledge $20 or more and get a copy of "Flip-Flop," the acclaimed novel by School of Authentic Journalism Professor Bill Conroy. "Flip-flop" is a mystery thriller traversing a world where government, journalism and society are undermined by the War on Drugs.

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    What the heck? A "Presidente Gringoyo" coffee mug? Yes, you heard right. Early last year Time magazine published a now infamous puff piece on Mexican President Peña Nieto and it became an instant meme. We made our own, plugging our intention to run Joe T. Hodo for President in 2018! Get a coffee mug with the design thanks to design by Uriel Perez and printing by Monica Meneses!

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    Comedian, WBAI radio host, and School of Authentic Journalism professor Katie Halper will be your comedy consultant for a gift of $45 or more! Need help with making a video, speech, or article funny? Katie will work with you personally to help you communicate and make people laugh at the same time.

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    An autographed copy of the acclaimed non-fiction book "The Americano: Fighting with Castro for Cuba's Freedom" by Aran Shetterly, Class of 2014. "The Americano" tells the largely unknown story of William Morgan, one of only two foreigners to achieve the rank of "Comandante" during the Cuban Revolution, but who was later executed as a supposed "agent of imperialism" in 1961.

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    Are you an American Truth Teller? Celebrate other truth tellers by donating $50 in these last hours of our campaign and choose one of acclaimed artist Robert Shetterly's posters from The American Truth Tellers Collection.These artful and compelling portraits have just finished a run at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, NC! As a special friend of The School of Authentic Journalism you will have your choice of one of these portrait posters to grace your home or office! Howard Zinn? Rachel Carson? Muhammed Ali? Choose from 213 images!! http://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portrait-galleries

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    For $65 you can receive a one-on-one video editing Master Class from award-winning filmmaker, editor, and School of Authentic Journalism Professor Barrett Hawes. Barrett is the director of the acclaimed documentary "Hometown Baghdad" and has edited dozens of cable television shows.

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    Just an hour South of Mexico City, Mexico is one of the country's most beautiful towns, Tepoztlan. For $75 you'll have lodging for two in this magical spot nestled in some of the most uniquely formed mountains in the world Your host, School of Authentic Journalism professor Itandehuy Castaneda, will also show you the Tepozteco pyramid and other gorgeous attraction at no additional cost.

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    Rest and relax in a Mexican beach paradise! Three nights lodging in the Bed and Breakfast owned by our professor Maia Facen in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, will be awarded to two donors who give $300 or more. (Must coordinate travel dates at least 45 days in advance. Subject to availability.)

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