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An audio documentary and companion book about the brilliant journalist who covered the AIDS epidemic as he was dying of the disease
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    BEAT REPORTER

    You will receive a link to download the radio documentary and be acknowledged as a donor on the website.

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    This special premium has been added to help us reach our stretch goal of 390 donors and our fulfill our promise to support and share the work of journalism students covering LGBT issues. In the spirit of Jeff Schmalz, a great mentor to Samuel Freedman and many other reporters and editors, you will get all the premiums for the $50 level -- plus an inscribed copy of Freedman's book "Letters To A Young Journalist."

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    METRO EDITOR

    You will receive a thumb drive with the radio documentary plus additional audio interviews with key sources, as well as a link to download the e-book, and be acknowledged as a donor on the website.

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    FEATURES EDITOR

    You will receive an inscribed copy of Dying Words, plus a thumb drive with audio of documentary plus additional audio interviews, a link to the e-book and acknowledgment as a major donor in the book and on the website.

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    NATIONAL EDITOR

    You will receive a one-day training in audio production/reporting (your choice of topic, scheduling based on mutual availability) by Kerry Donahue, as well as a thumb drive with the radio documentary and additional audio interviews, a link to the e-book and acknowledgment as a major donor in the book and on the website.

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    NEWS EXECUTIVE

    You and a guest will receive an invitation to a reception celebrating the book publication and the audio broadcast. You will also receive an inscribed copy of Dying Words, plus a thumb drive with audio of documentary plus additional audio interviews, a link to the e-book and acknowledgment as a major donor in the book and on the website.

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    FEATURE REPORTER

    You will receive a link to download the Dying Words e-book, a link to download the radio documentary and be acknowledged as a donor on the website.

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    BUREAU CHIEF

    You will receive an inscribed copy of the Dying Words book, plus links to the e-book and radio documentary, and be acknowledged as a donor on the website.

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    COLUMNIST

    You will receive a two-hour consultation with Sam Freedman on your book proposal or writing project (scheduling based on mutual availability), as well as a thumb drive with the radio documentary and additional audio interviews, a link to the e-book and acknowledgment as a major donor in the book and on the website.

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