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NewsHero-Covering all the news, focusing on those who help.

A platform that rebalances the news to better reflect the world we live in with direct, sustainable support for journalists and sources

NewsHero-Covering all the news, focusing on those who help.

A platform that rebalances the news to better reflect the world we live in with direct, sustainable support for journalists and sources

$25,000
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
182
backers
60hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, September 21 2019 4:23 AM UTC +00:00.

About

NewsHero is a platform dedicated to the idea that there are more helpers and heroes in the world than there are those who would do harm.

 NewsHero is dedicated to re-balancing the news to better reflect the world we live in. 



We are replacing the traditional advertising and subscription models with a unique way to get news organizations and journalists paid, while rebalancing the news to better reflect the world we live in.

Friends of NewsHero, here is the background on how a NewsHero story comes together. Below is the NewsHero’s Coverage of the HongKong protests broken down. We focus on the heroes and the helpers, all while telling the same story, just in our own way that we think is more healthy and a better reflection of the world we live in.

 Click here to see the full NewsHero Breakdown




 As we grow our staff and audience our news service will grow with them and you.



With your help, once we raise $25k, we will be creating email news letters to be sent out. 

 Once we raise $75k, NewsHero will have its very own weekly podcast! Now you can stay in tuned with everything hero focused news. 

 Once we raise $150k, this will allow our team to build a website that will deliver NewsHero news stories and add an additional journalist to the team to help cover more stories and locations.

 Once we raise $350k, this will allow our team to enhance the NewsHero website with backer profiles and a story voting along with creating an Android and iOS app.

 Once we raise $500k, this will allow our team to hire more journalists resources to be added to the team and to cover breaking news and original reporting. 


 With a successful campaign, we will bring in additional team members from diverse backgrounds to grow NewsHero as an organization.

From all of us at NewsHero, thank you for your support on making the news better reflect the world we live in. 

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges
There are a number of known challenges that need to be overcome to make NewsHero work:

1. Recruiting and retaining a diverse group of world-class journalists. We have spent considerable time talking to and working with some amazing journalists. We understand that NewsHero runs contrary to a lot that they have been taught and are pushed to write currently, but many are excited and up to the challenge.

2. We currently lack diversity in our team and see this as an impediment to the success of the project. We cannot create for the good of all if we do not understand perspectives outside of our own, and this includes the products that we are building and especially the content that we will be presenting. Our top priority as a company will be to ensure that we build a team that represents the full spectrum of what humanity has to offer in terms of race, gender and political opinion.

3. Making money. NewsHero does not sell ads or people’s data. It is a platform which is free and open to all and 100% reader-funded. Developing this community of supporters is a new way of doing things, but we are working closely with our sister payment technology partner PayChannel to make sure we give this the best possible chance of success.

3.Technology. We have some amazing experience on the team and we have built and worked on some of the leading sites and apps around, but technology is always hard and can get delayed. Getting this right - both for NewsHero and for PayChannel - is vital to the success of the platform.

Overall, NewsHero represents a challenge and we expect that we will have to tweak and alter what we do whilst always staying true to our core beliefs.

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