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Welcoming our media pioneers to New Internationalist

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In times of mistrust and 'fake news', New Internationalist is about to become community-owned. Find more information on factsandheart.org © New Internationalist

Wow. It’s just two days since we launched our Buy into a Better Story campaign and over 260 people have joined us as co-owners. Thank you for being New Internationalist's media pioneers – between you, you’ve invested over £85,000 – over 17 per cent of our target!

We’re overwhelmed by the support we’ve received. We can’t thank you enough for all your cheques, emails, calls, online investments, letters and warm endorsements, which have come in from as far afield as New Zealand and Australia. Your support and belief in what we’re doing means so much to us and we’re thrilled to welcome you all as NI co-owners.

Here’s just one of the touching messages we’ve received:

‘NI brings together real stories about real people finding solutions to change their world. Integrity has always been at its heart. It's good to be part of a paradigm shift towards securing a truly independent press.’

Our decision to go community-owned has also attracted wider interest from the media, with stories in the Oxford Times, Press Gazette and Co-op News so far.

Meanwhile we are getting ready for our official launch event in Oxford on Monday 6 March at Modern Art Oxford, Pembroke Street, OX1 1BP, 7pm-8.30pm. If you would like to join us, please email [email protected] and we will add you to our guest list. There is limited space so please do let us know ASAP if you’d like to come.

And before we go, we just want to encourage all our backers to bring one more person on board - to hit our target we are going to need to spread the word far and wide.

Tell your friends! factsandheart.org

Before you go...

It’s a critical time to build media that brings people together – not drives them apart. That means journalism that creates an inclusive global community, and emphasizes that the struggles of people are often in opposition to the same elite-driven globalization and share the same aspiration to a global, common good.

At New Internationalist, we have never had a rich benefactor or a media tycoon bankrolling what we do. So it makes sense for us to turn to our readers to help shape the kind of journalism that makes the case for something better.

On 1 March, we launched an ambitious Community Share Offer, opening up ownership of New Internationalist to ordinary people all over the world. If you are interested in joining us, visit factsandheart.org.