The Spotlight Newspaper

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We’re recent graduates of Muscatine Community College in Iowa. This past year, we worked at the campus newspaper -- until graduation, but  we were harassed for doing  the job and our adviser was fired. So we filed a lawsuit. You can read more about it here .

But we’re not waiting around for a judge. We’re starting our own independent newspaper to cover the school and the community. Members of the Society of Professional Journalists have promised to match any donations up to $500. That’s enough to get the software we need and print our first issue.

Everyone who makes a donation will be thanked by name on our website and in our inaugural print edition this summer (but only if you want to). No donation is too small -- or too big.

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I can't believe this is happening, the Journalism community is definitely showing their true colors this week.
The members of the Spotlight staff are blown away.
We started off looking to try to fundraise $500 so we could publish one issue and start working on our online goals. Three days later, we are at $5000, with additional funding promised offline.
In three days, we have made connections that would have taken months or even years to establish.
Thank you does not even begin to cover it.
We are greatly indebted to each and every one of you that have helped us along the way. We will do our very best to make you proud.
-Mary
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Once again, we cannot express our gratitude enough. The support has been overwhelming. We have been forced to continue to raise our goal setting to accommodate the donations that continue to pour in.
The responsibility of your support and belief in us is enormous. We will strive to be worthy of your faith.
Our first issue is scheduled to be in print July 10, and our website will be live that same day.
Thank you.
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Thank you everyone! We are blown away by the support of the journalism community. We really just want to keep people informed, we want to ask the questions on everyone's minds and not give up until we have answers.
The response we are seeing today is absolutely overwhelming.
Thank you so much.
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Thank you so much to everyone who has donated! Any amounts that we receive over the initial $500 will be used for future publications to offset advertising and for initial start up costs.
Thank you!
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Stick it to them! But politely.

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