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#FactsAndHeart in the media

The Canary: 'A world famous magazine is about to shake up the whole media industry'

The article on The Canary's website.

One of the most recognisable left-wing publishers out there is undergoing a transformation – one that we can all get involved in. As it’s changing the way it does business. Permanently.

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Tech Crunch: 'New Internationalist magazine turns to crowdfunding to secure independence'

The article about New Internationalist's crowdfunded community share offer on Tech Crunch's website.

There can be little doubt that journalism and media is under a bit of an onslaught at the moment. The desire to deliver independent, trustworthy news runs deep, but can often be at odds with pressures from owners and advertisers. To that end, 44-year-old magazine New Internationalist is turning to its readers in a “community share offer” in a bid for sustained independence.

Continue reading on Tech Crunch.

Positive News: ‘Independent magazine set to crowdfund £500k and "strike against nationalism"’

The article on Positive News.

New Internationalist, a 44-year-old magazine with a global perspective and a focus on social and environmental justice, launches the most ambitious community share offer by a media organisation to date.

Book and magazine publisher New Internationalist was founded 44 years ago and positions itself as a "pioneer of progressive publishing and ethical journalism".

Continue reading on Positive News.

'New Internationalist magazine launches £500k bid to counter 'media's broken business model''

The article about New Internationalist's crowdfunded community share offer made it onto Press Gazette's home page.

Forty-four-year-old UK magazine the New Internationalist today launched a £500,000 Crowdfunding campaign.

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Book Brunch: 'New Internationalist's reader share offer backed by Thompson and Jarvis Cocker

The article on Book Brunch's website.

New Internationalist, the 44-year old publishing company, is in the process of becoming a community-owned co-operative after the independent publisher launched a £500,000 share offer last week, the largest of its kind by media organisation globally.

Continue to Book Brunch's website.

Co-operative News: 'The New Internationalist launches share offer to raise £500,000'

The article page on Co-operative News' website.

The New Internationalist magazine is launching the biggest community share by a media organisation to date.

The worker co-operative – which was set up 44 years ago, making it one of the oldest in the country – aims to raise £500,000 to transform the business and return it to surplus within three years.

Continue to Co-operative News' website.

Oxford Times: 'Oxford's New Internationalist launches share offer to become community-owned'

The article page on the Oxford Times' website.

A MAGAZINE produced in Oxford for the past 44 years is set to become a community-owned co-operative.

New Internationalist magazine, based at the Old Music Hall on Cowley Road, has today launched a community share offer in its business.

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Co-operative News: 'Why did the New Internationalist change its legal structure?'

Co-operative News' article about our #FactsandHeart crowdfunded community share offer appeared on Co-operative News' home page.

Staff at the New Internationalist are getting ready to celebrate their 500th edition, almost a year after they decided to convert the trust which owns the magazine from a company to a co-operative society.

The decision, taken last April after discussions with advisory trustees, will enable supporters of the magazine to become members.

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Oxford Mail: 'New Internationalist's reader share offer backed by Thompson and Jarvis Cocker

The article by the Oxford Mail.

CELEBRITY fans have backed an Oxford magazine’s bid to become owned by its readers.

Actress Emma Thompson, musician Jarvis Cocker and novelist A.L. Kennedy have all supported the fundraising drive by Cowley Road-based New Internationalist.

Continue to the Oxford Mail.

BBC Radio Oxford News Bulletin

The logo of BBC News.

On Saturday 4 March, BBC Radio Oxford interviewed New Internationalist co-editor Vanessa Baird to find out more about our crowdfunded #FactsandHeart community share offer. The interview aired on Saturday at 1pm.

Press Gazette: 'New Internationalist magazine raises £200k in two weeks in crowdfunding bid'

Press Gazette with an update on New Internationalist's #FactsAndHeart community share offer.

Ethical monthly current affairs magazine New Internationalist has raised £200,000 in two weeks as it seeks to secure its future through crowdfunding.

Circulation of the Oxford-based magazine, which focuses on global poverty and development issues, currently stands at 25,000. It is currently owned co-operatively by its staff but under the crowdfunding plan, the new investors will also become shareholders.

Continue reading on Press Gazette.

Ethical Consumer: 'New Internationalist launch crowdfund'

Ethical Consumer with an update on New Internationalist's #FactsAndHeart community share offer.

New Internationalist Magazine has been a paragon of radical journalism for over 40 years, giving a voice to left wing perspectives on global issues. Many of the issues on which it reports are closely related to those that we cover from a consumer perspective.

New Internationalist is now following Ethical Consumer in becoming a multi-stakeholder cooperative, which means being partly owned by workers, but also partly owned by investors, who also have a say in what it does.

Continue reading on Ethical Consumer.

BBC Radio Oxford: Interview with New Internationalist co-editor Vanessa Baird

Co-editor Vanessa Baird was interviewed live on BBC Radio Oxford about New Internationalist's #FactsAndHeart community share offer.

Co-editor Vanessa Baird went live on BBC Oxford on Monday 20 March.

You can listen to the interview on BBC Oxford, starting at 1.08.

We Own It: 'Making good media, and owning it too'

New Internationalist's community share offer on We Own It's website.

Hazel Healy, co-editor of the New Internationalist, reports on how you can own your own media.

With fake news and nationalism on the rise, there’s never been a greater need for journalism you can trust. But the information age is making it harder than ever for honest, independent media to survive.

Continue reading on We Own It.

The Bookseller: 'Jarvis Cocker and Emma Thompson back New Internationalist campaign'

The article on The Bookseller.

Jarvis Cocker, Emma Thompson and A L Kennedy have all backed a crowdfunding campaign to help publishing company New Internationalist.

Book and magazine publisher New Internationlist was founded 44 years ago and positions itself as a "pioneer of progressive publishing and ethical journalism".

Continue reading on The Bookseller.

Pollen Blog of Political Ecology: 'What can we do about the media? Own it'

The article on the Pollen Blog.

We are living in a time full of threats – and unprecedented possibilities.

It’s hard to imagine a more toxic combination than fake news and climate denial. And when the two become the official policy of the most powerful nation in the world, it’s hard not to believe that we are all going to hell in a handcart.

Continue reading on the Pollen Blog.

Publishers Weekly: ‘British Indie Tests New Biz Model with Crowdfunding Campaign’

The article on Publishers Weekly.

The U.K.-based New Internationalist Publishing, which has been an employee-owned cooperative for decades, earlier this month launched a crowdfunding campaign that allows contributors to be brought on as partial owners in the business. The endeavor has, to date, raised more than $446,000 from more than 1,600 investors. Among those who have contributed to the campaign are a few bold-faced names, such as actress Emma Thompson, novelist A.L. Kennedy, political columnist George Monbiot, and musician Jarvis Cocker.

Investors are asked to pay a minimum of $60 to purchase “community shares” in the company, which publishes fiction with social justice themes, nonfiction books on current affairs and a magazine about social and environmental issues. The 35-day crowdfunding campaign, which has a goal of $610,000, is called “Buy Into a Better Story;" it began on March 1 and ends on April 6.

Continue reading on Publishers Weekly.

Co-op News: ‘New Internationalist achieves crowdfunding target’

The article on Co-operative News.

The New Internationalist magazine has reached its crowdfunding target of £500,000. Set up 44 years ago as a worker co-operative, the New Internationalist launched a share offer to give readers the opportunity to invest and have a say in its future.

To enable this, the publisher changed its legal structure from a worker co-op registered as a company to a co-operative society.

Continue reading on Co-operative News.

Press Gazette: ‘New Internationalist secures future after exceeding £500k crowdfunding target’

The article on Press Gazette.

Oxford-based current affairs magazine The New Internationalist has helped secure its future after raising £550,000 in just over a month through a crowdfunding campaign.

It now hopes to reach £600,000 by 6 April when the appeal closes (the original target was £500,000).

Continue reading on Press Gazette.

Publishers Weekly: ‘New Internationalist Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal’

The article on Publishers Weekly.

New Internationalist, a British employee-owned cooperative book and magazine publisher, made news last month when it launched a crowdfunding campaign called Buy Into a Better Story that allowed contributors to become partial owners of the company. The 35-day fundraising campaign, which had a goal of raising $610,000, wound up raising more than $800,000.

The campaign, which began on March 1 and ended on April 6, offered people the chance to invest a minimum of $60 in the press, and a maximum of $37,500. The effort drew support from the likes of actress Emma Thompson, novelist A.L. Kennedy, political columnist George Monbiot, and musician Jarvis Cocker, who all had previous relationships with the company.

Continue reading on Publishers Weekly.