Washington is broken. You are not. Help DecodeDC report stories that really matter.
DecodeDC is a new way to cover Washington. We are tired of the same old red vs. blue stories, the exhausting horserace coverage of elections. We yearn for stories with depth, on issues that really matter.
If you do too, then help us make this happen.
Our goal is to raise $75,000. If we get there, we'll produce thirty episodes of DecodeDC, plus do all that behind-the-scenes stuff you never hear about. Like run servers and use high quality software and recording equipment. Most important, the seed money will keep our chins just above water -- enough to eat ramen only a few nights a week.
Here's what Andrea's colleagues say about her work.
If we go above our goal, then even more dreams come true. We'll be able to travel to the most important stories, hire more freelancers, and build a community of journalists, trying to change our industry. We promise you this: every dollar you give us will be put to work, crafting coverage that is better, deeper, and stronger.
Anything you can kick-in helps. Yes, we need the money; but we also need your energy and enthusiasm, your thoughts and ideas. Help us spread the word by posting this campaign on Facebook and Twitter. Join the discussion at DecodeDC.com. And throw a few coins in the hat to help DecodeDC tell the stories that really matter.
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If we reach our goal we will certainly have a lot of packages to address and send to you! Production Assistant Lina Misitzis has been carefully planning for that phase of the process-- working with manufacturers on the rewards, estimating time and postage, etc. The real work is the production of great audio journalism, something Andrea Seabrook has been doing for 14 years at NPR. But it takes time and a lot of work to put together the kind of podcasts we're doing, and it's possible that the schedule could slip. We've tried to build in enough production breaks to help us get ahead.
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