This is something which I've wanted to create for a long time, but haven't had the chance to... until now! eek
The Happy Newspaper is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin (or newspaper). They say that no news is good news, but I don't believe that's true, every single day people are doing incredible things and the majority of them aren't celebrated or even noticed. Instead of using valuable airtime or newspaper space to put these people on a platform, a lot of the time the same news will be repeated until there's something else worthwhile (or not so worthwhile!) to document.
The aim of the newspaper, isn't to make everything better, change the world or anything like that but maybe it will just make a person's day a little bit brighter or purely shed some light on this funny old world we live in.
As you can probably expect, the newspaper isn't going to be your typical newspaper - It is going to be illustrated and designed by myself (Emily Coxhead) with the content written mostly by some amazing volunteers. It will also include lots of little surprises, quotes, letters and features which you will be able to get involved in by nominating a special person, group of people, organisation, charity... Anybody who has done something wonderful and deserves to be recognised in our 'everyday heroes' section.
There are no real limits to the content of the newspaper, so please do feel free to contact us with any ideas or contributions you may have at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Risks and challenges
Please please bear with me in the production of the newspapers as I've never really created anything on this scale before so I'm not 100% sure how long it is going to take, (that obviously all depends on the amount of stories/nominations we receive) but I will do my absolute best to try and make sure that every person who has pledged for the newspaper has an actual real Happy Newspaper by the end of 2015! The design side of things shouldn't cause any real problems, as I'm qualified in Graphic Design - It's just the amount of content which will be controlled by me and my volunteers which is the main focus to begin with.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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