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Raised by 36 people in 39 months
Mary O'Shaughnessy  BROOKLYN, NY
About Andrea Sears and LeftVoices (click here
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Andrea has worked as a journalist in New York City for more than twenty years. For most of that time, she was the News Editor at WBAI/Pacifica radio, a listener sponsored station. Her early training was in the NPR style of broadcast journalism with an emphasis on high production values, intricate use of sound and descriptive writing.

Over time, her focus has shifted to the interview format, and her areas of specialization have been human rights, civil liberties, and constitutional law. She is familiar with, and regularly covers, a wide range of topics including the environment, healthcare, prison reform, city, state and local legislative issues and electoral politics. In her time as a radio producer, she has gone from wielding razor blades and ten-inch reels of analog tape, to rapid-fire editing of digital sound on computers.

Radio was once a major force within a rather limited media palette-"“radio and television for broadcasting, newspapers, books and magazines for print. Now it is just a small part of a rapidly growing mosaic of new media possibilities. Andrea strongly believes that journalism in general must be adaptable and open to innovations that advance its core function, to inform the public.

The one element Andrea brings to her work that cannot be digitally fabricated, is her passion for journalism, a passion that has only increased over the years.

Andrea needs our financial support in order to continue to produce high-quality journalism without becoming beholden to special interests of any kind.
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Update 11
Posted by Mary O'Shaughnessy
34 months ago
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Andrea is ramping up with consulting for http://www.hivlawandpolicy.org/ right now, but will continue to post podcasts at every opportunity. Thanks so much for ongoing support to cover the web and archive costs.
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Update 10
Posted by Mary O'Shaughnessy
37 months ago
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111,000 web visits from 80 countries so far--and 3600+ fans on Facebook! Spread the word, and encourage your friends to listen to news interviews they can't get anywhere else.
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Update 9
Posted by Mary O'Shaughnessy
37 months ago
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Since http://www.leftvoices.net went live, we've had 109,000 visitors from 76 countries. Spread the word!
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Update 8
Posted by Mary O'Shaughnessy
37 months ago
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LeftVoices is now available on SoundCloud, Spreaker and YouTube! Spread the word--our progressive news is even easier to find.
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$1,720 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 39 months
Created January 31, 2014
Mary O'Shaughnessy  
LP
$50
Laura potter
36 months ago
SL
$30
Syd London
37 months ago

Your voice is a critical contributor towards accountability, one of the true jobs of a journalist. I admire your work so much Andrea!

EN
$50
EDITH NEWMAN
38 months ago
PI
$250
Peter Irwin
38 months ago
CS
$100
Cheryl Stewart
38 months ago

Just keep doing what you do.

$25
Anonymous
38 months ago
NH
$50
Nicole Hanley
38 months ago
$50
Garth Wingfield
39 months ago
LK
$100
Lucia Kellar
39 months ago
JA
$25
Julia Alberino
39 months ago
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