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£1,812raised of £3,000 target by 118 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,812 to Launch a free, weekly, independent, mainstream, tabloid newspaper.

    Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 30th November 2017

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    I'm trying to launch a free, weekly, mainstream, tabloid newspaper with a difference. I'm determined to bring back journalistic integrity with fact based, balanced, well researched and well written articles and I want to get away from the sensationalist, antagonistic, opinion based content that many tabloids now use to sell their papers.

    I'm determined that our paper will be FREE and will be delivered to the door on a weekly basis, so the paper will ultimately need to be funded through advertising but this campaign is to raise the funds to produce, print and distribute, at least, 10,000 copies of a pre-launch special edition. This special edition of the Spotlight Newspaper will invite readers to write in with feedback and suggestions and will also help us to secure advertising.

    Incidentally, the more funds we can raise, the bigger the print volume we can go for so I'm actually hoping we can go for a much bigger print volume and target a number of locations around the country.

    If you think that it's high time we had a tabloid that reaches to the heart of the issues that concern people in Britain today and focus's on facts, rather than divisive soundbites (or even fiction) to sell papers or push a political agenda then please support the Spotlight Newspaper and donate whatever you can afford folks.

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    • Koser Saeed8 months ago
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      Koser Saeed

      8 months ago

      Sorry I haven't been in touch folks but I've been thinking about how to move forward with the project. I consider it a massive responsibility to invest your donations wisely in order to have the best possible impact. New Facebook algorithms have severely restricted access to our online support network and FB now removes posts labelled as 'spam' by our competitors. This has prevented us from choosing target locations & putting together local teams. So, if no objections, I'd like to invest in a website first and then move to print distribution?

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    • Koser Saeed11 months ago
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      Koser Saeed

      11 months ago

      Hi All, It seems that certain people have noticed our success and decided try to do something to stop this project from succeeding. They are prepared to play dirty and go so far as to make a small donation just for the privilege of being able to make an anonymous slanderous remark on my JustGiving page. I've reported this to JustGiving and asked them to remove the comment. They may want to investigate the person who left the remark and I suspect that even though they opted to be anonymous they will no doubt have left their payment details. :)

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    • Koser Saeed11 months ago
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      Koser Saeed

      11 months ago

      Well friends, we smashed out £1500 target! We can now go for a 10,000 copy print run. I'm looking into an appropriate target area for us to launch our newspaper (for the best possible impact). I've also raised the £1500 target to £3000 as this will actually give us 25,000 copies. There are a number of price breaks (printing and distribution costs mainly) for volumes between 10,000 and 25,000 (as well as above 25,000 of course), so depending on how much we can raise between now and when we go to print, we can go for an even larger print volume.

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 11/22/2017 11:14 PM

    Supporters

    118

    • Alan  Pratt

      Alan Pratt

      Nov 22, 2017

      Yes

      £10.00

    • Allan Bell

      Allan Bell

      Nov 22, 2017

      Time for a newspaper to print the truth.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 9, 2017

      onward and upward....and this we can and will do...in solidarity

    • Ian Ampleford

      Ian Ampleford

      Oct 21, 2017

      Carry on. Thanks!

      £10.00

    • Bill CrosseStoneyburn

      Bill CrosseStoneyburn

      Oct 20, 2017

      £20.00

    • Jon Storm

      Jon Storm

      Oct 20, 2017

      Good luck with it!

      £20.00

    • Gerard McGouran

      Gerard McGouran

      Oct 19, 2017

      The very best of luck! We need more integrity and honesty in our newspapers. There are enough rags around spouting right-wing sponsored propaganda.

      £10.00

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    Koser Saeed

    Koser Saeed

    Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

    I'm a business woman and entrepreneur and have been running my own company for 16yrs. I studied journalism at the University of Westminster in the early 90's when we were taught to at least aspire to be objective and ethical in how we report the news.

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