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    For the price of a movie ticket, help create a new home for quality journalism. We’ll send you our first three stories and give you a shout-out on our website. You'll also get a real-world thank-you in the form of a beautifully designed and personally signed postcard.

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    Join our editorial board. Seriously. We’re going to run a radical, first-of-a-kind experiment in collaborative commissioning using All Our Ideas so that you, the readers, can help make our reporting even more brilliant. Plus you'll also get the first three stories, a web shout-out and a postcard.

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    Advertise your support for independent, fearless journalism by sporting a t-shirt featuring the MATTER logo. You'll get an invite to our editorial board, a free copy of our first six stories and a signed postcard expressing our undying love.

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    Big pledges deserve big rewards. Our first Best of Matter print anthology will find its way to you, you'll get a name-check on a story and one of our awesome writers will send you a signed copy of one of their books. Oh, and you’ll get our first ten stories and editorial board membership.

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    Come spend some time with the Matter family. You’ll get a personal invitation to one of our two launch parties, to be held in San Francisco and London, plus an evening of enthralling conversation over dinner with one of our editors, writers or photographers. Not enough? Well, all the above schwag is included, plus the first fifty articles for free -- and we’ll also throw in a litho print of an amazing photograph taken from one of our stories.

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    Become a Matter co-pilot. You'll get the chance to be a guest editor, joining our team on an assignment and helping us shape a story from the very start. You’ll also be able to read Matter forever. That’s right: every single story we ever produce will be free to you. And of course all the stuff above — t-shirt, print anthology, signed book from a Matter author — is included too.

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    4 backers Limited (6 left of 10)

    [NEW REWARD!] Get your hands on a deluxe, limited-run, numbered hardcover edition of our Best of anthology, signed by every one of the contributors and featuring specially-commissioned art and infographics. Plus a lifetime subscription and a one-year subscription to give away to a friend, and every other reward from lower pledge levels.

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    This is our corporate-level sponsorship, aimed at companies who want to reach our savvy, intelligent readers. You get everything already mentioned, plus your brand will be the only sponsor on our site, stories, and email alerts for an entire month. If you’re an individual? That could work too — let’s talk.

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    2 backers Limited (4 left of 6)

    Corporate-level backers who missed the first batch of rewards can get on board with this new addition. Your brand will be a co-sponsor of our website, stories and emails — and any apps we build — for a whole month. That's on top of all the goodies available at lower tiers. Want more detail on how it will work? Email us at hello@readmatter.com.

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