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Announcement :: Media
On-line Newspaper Kicking Butt in New Orleans seeks members
by Benjamin Melançon
Email: ben_bimc (nospam) melanconent.com
Address: 33 Fisher Street
18 Oct 2005
The NewStandard (http://newstandardnews.net/ ), which has come to attention for its excellent Katrina coverage (it discounted lies about mayhem before it even had a reporter on the ground there), writes: This week marks the beginning of our vital Fall Membership Drive. It is critical that we sign up about 500 new members [to double existing membership] in order to keep publishing, as a small group of readers is offering to match that achievement with an additional injection of up to $80,000.
After two years of operating with an inadequate budget, working sleepless hours at far below a living wage, we are exhausted and need to grow. If we cannot expand our staff and operations, as reflected and supported by a growing membership base, we expect to shut TNS down for good by January 1, 2006.Please show your appreciation and support for our work by becoming a Premium Member today, donating what you can on a monthly basis to guarantee the continuation of our worthy efforts.
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The NewStandard's Special Hurricane Katrina Coverage
34 original articles, including investigative reports exposing:
government's criminal neglegence
police brutality and forced labor
environmental and public health impact
failure of social services
impact on immigrants
and MUCH MORE, plus dozens of current links to coverage elsewhere on the web...
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