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World Report News

Nonprofit Peace Journalism to Prevent and Resolve Armed Conflict and its Causes. Journalism to Educate, Humanize and Inspire.

World Report News

Nonprofit Peace Journalism to Prevent and Resolve Armed Conflict and its Causes. Journalism to Educate, Humanize and Inspire.

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    THE CITIZEN: 20+
    + Thank-you email from the C.E.O and an email sent to your address when the site goes live and the business is officially launched.
    + Automatic two-year subscription to all major electronic publications delivered to the email of your choice in PDF format.
    + Automatic updates on the progress and operations of WRN, including, on occasion, invites to publish your opinion or meet and debate with journalists and fellow citizen-readers on international affairs issues. Meetings include both online and on-location gatherings.
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    THE NEWS JUNKIE: 40+ All of the above, plus a four-year electronic subscription (as opposed to a two-year subscription) to all WRN monthly, quarterly, biannual, and annual publications delivered by email in PDF format. As with all emails, you may select to opt out.

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    LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP: 75 + All of the above, plus lifetime access to all members-only website pages where you may discuss foreign affairs and policy with other members and WRN staff, from writers to C-level officers.

    Members also receive the Member's Newsletter, which briefs them semi-annually on foreign affairs, policy, and WRN operations, and will sometimes include invites to network and discuss world politics (and coverage) with WRN exclusive to the members+ groups

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    THE ENGAGED PHILANTHROPIST: 200+ All of the above, and (OPTIONAL) lifetime subscription to the annual Donor's Newsletter that details the growth, operations, successes, and projections for the company, with invitations to attend upcoming events or participate in journalistic work and publishing efforts when relevant. Instead of a thank-you email, you will receive a personal handwritten and signed thank-you note.

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    THE WORLD REPORT NEWS ENTHUSIAST: 500+ All above benefits, plus lifetime subscription to all major WRN publications, all of the above notices, invites, and privileges for both members and donors, and World Report News notepads, pens, and business card holders sent to an address of your choosing. You can place future orders for these goods and other select merchandise at the best rate that we are able to offer without losing money (that is, for a net balance of 0) for life (No resale allowed! That wouldn't be fair!)

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    THE SUPPORTING JOURNALIST: 1,250+ All of the above, plus you may also select up to five articles of up to a total of 10,000 words, authored by yourself or your colleagues, to be edited by your choice of the Chief Executive Officer or the Chief Executive Editor of World Report News, complete with detailed conceptual feedback, fact-checking, editorial review, and editing.

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    THE MAJOR GRANTMAKER: 3,000+ All previous benefits plus ongoing personal contact with the Chief Executive Officer to exchange feedback, reflections, and suggestions regarding the organization, staff, operations, publications, conflict issues, and future plans. You will also be briefed on board meetings and are welcome to provide feedback regarding those meetings. Skype sessions with the CEO and other senior directors can be arranged as needed (or as relevant), though any ongoing day-to-day matters and correspondence will be through email. Your name will be listed permanently in every major digital production as a major grantmaker whose donation makes our work possible. You will also be invited to participate in discussions with the other major grantmakers (including organizational grantmakers giving tens of thousands of dollars) and will have access to the grankmakers section of the website, where major philanthropists, board members, and top industry executives discuss the affairs of war and peace media in an online forum. You and your guests will also receive reserved seating for events, presuming that WRN acquires the funds to host events in the first place. Welcome to World Report News, and thank you for your generous investment in conflict prevention and resolution journalism. I look forward to meeting with you and having you be a part of the discussion as we take this venture forward.

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    THE INFORMANT: 5000+ Here is how it works: You have my personal and business emails both, and if there is a subject you think is missing from the mainstream media, a subject you want us to explore, you just tell me. I'll have it investigated and drawn up as a report. If it turns out that you were on to something, we can even run the investigation as an article series and build a blog around the topic, and start to draw in outside writers to examine it. So if you think that we are missing out on something, you just write me and I'll make sure that World Report News looks into it. At the least we will write up a report for distribution. At most, if you really did find something that we latch on to for the long term, we can name the blog after you and publish a biography page of you as a component of the blog. At that point, you would be welcomed as a staff member and so you would also receive access to staff website pages. Again, that is only if it turns out to be something that truly is important for war and peace affairs but is being under examined by media, government, watchdogs and/or the public. That said, given the size of the donation, I will explore every corner of whatever issue you bring up to see if anything is there that could mean something, and I expect that more often than not we will find something meaningful. ALSO INCLUDES all previous benefits, of course

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    THE AUTUMN-WINTER BUNDLE PACKAGE: 7000+ In addition to all of the above, you receive a World Report News hoodie (blue) and matching slippers. You'll also receive a World Report News mug and an extra packet of hot chocolate to test it out. Moreover, you receive one academic publication authored by myself and another two from our board members. I will recommend further reading and will also send three or four of my absolute favorite academic or historical accounts. I'll have a talk with you regarding which issues concern you most and try to point you in the right direction, and may even have an extra book or two laying around here that you might want to start with-- I'll send them over. For a wider book selection, please read the below category, "The Scholarly Philanthropist".

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    THE SCHOLARLY PHILANTHROPIST: 8,500 All previous benefits plus I will ship you a selection of texts and books, and forward some articles in PDF form, to the address of your choosing. Books are on the subject of wars, media, peacebuilding, and international law and institutions. Some are historical, others address current affairs. These books were selected by myself from a host of publications by historians, lawyers, social scientists, politicians, philosophers, theorists, medical doctors, psychologists, soldiers, journalists, and "numbers people", that is, professors who crunch quantitative data in their offices all day until they discover something remarkable for the social sciences. I'll send along some of the work published by myself and the Board of Directors, as well, and will recommend some news sites and primary sources to you based on a summary of your interests (which I will ask for) so that it is easier for you to keep up to date on a daily basis. I'll link you to some academic and professional blogs, as well, so you can keep in touch with the professionals and professors both. But the biggest reward here will be the books. The cost of this, on my end, will be substantial, so if you want to donate to the cause at this level but would prefer that I keep that textbook money and not purchase those books, please let me know ahead of time! We can always work out a substitute. I also will supply you with a list of recommended further readings, and if you opt out of the book sending, I will include the titles that I would otherwise have sent to you in that list (in a separate section). Otherwise, I will plan on shipping the books to the address you provide with the list of additional readings.

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    THE VENTURE PHILANTHROPIST: 10,000 All previous benefits, plus I will present the organization to you over a long sit-down Skype discussion (or several) and explain the exact whats whys and hows of World Report News, in exacting detail, including a defense of the theory behind the company, the operational objectives, and the market potential for the business plan. I'll also explain how the content management and publishing platforms will work. I'll ask for your opinions on all of these matters as one of our chief investors, and I will introduce you to the Board of Directors as such. If you'd like to speak to the board about anything, I can connect you with any or all members you wish to speak to, and you're certainly welcome to verify any information with them or to ask them questions that are specific to those members. I'll send over all relevant documents ahead of time for you to go over and will invite you to recommend any changes you see fit. From the time your donation is recorded, you will be considered an investor in peace media and conflict response journalism, and you will be consulted as such in the future affairs of World Report News. This means that you are welcome to write to me at any time and ask that we discuss with you the progress we have made toward measurable goals, and how we might improve moving toward those goals in the future. You are also free to draft and send to us a list of deliverable objectives and to ask that we make progress toward those objectives. If your recommendations regarding goals or operations are of a large scale or otherwise require a sustained effort, the Board of Directors will review them during the nearest meeting, and following that discussion I will brief you on what our plan is going forward and will ask for your opinion on what we, together, have been able to come up with. We pretty much treat you as if you are a major organization giving us a ten thousand dollar grant, in layman's terms. Which is pretty much what you are at this point. This also means that I will let you know if we are at some point in the same city, and will try to reach out and meet with you to update you in-person (one to one) on how things are progressing. If you live in D.C. or N.Y.C., you will have several such opportunities per year. If you live in Ohio, well, so do I. If you live around Los Angeles, I am usually there once per year. If you live around Tampa, FL, I am also there once or twice per year. If airfare prices are not too bad, I can also book passage to your own location and meet with you in person. This means that I could fly to Chicago, but not to rural Montana, much as I would honestly love to visit the mountains. Furthermore, anywhere within a day's driving of central Ohio, I can make it work.

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