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Occupy Wall Street Newspaper Raises $54,000 on Kickstarter

Occupy Wall Street Newspaper Raises $54,000 on Kickstarter

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02/03/2013

 
by Sarah Kessler,October, 07, 2011
There’s a new newspaper on Wall Street, and it’s targeting a very different
demographic than the classic publication.
The Occupied Wall Street Journal
, anewspaper dedicated to theOccupy Wall Street protests that began on Sept. 17, distributed its first issue on Saturday.Backers on crowdfunding site Kickstarter have picked up the printing bill for50,000 copies and have already chipped in enough money for a second issue. 
 says that at the time of its first issue, the paper had raised morethan its goal of $12,000 using the site. At this point, that number is close to$54,000.
“PLEASE KEEP CONTRIBUTING! We don’t have billions like FOX News nor are we bankrolled by the Koch brothers,” reads an update to the paper’s 
.“We only have YOU! You have our tremendous gratitude, but this moneywill only pay for two issues.”
 Resulting pledges have put
The Occupied Wall Street Journal
in ranks withKickst
arter’s 
in the writing and publishing category. It’s just
$2,000 behind the periodical in the section with the most funding, a website forsmart sports writing.The four-
 page first issue of the protest’s paper includes profiles of protesters,
instructions on how to help the movement, a map of Zuccotti Park (where a groupof protesters have been camping out since Sept.
17) and a rundown of the protest’sthird week by Arun Gupta, one of the paper’s founders and a senior editor of a free
newspaper called 
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