#DiversifyTheMedia – PressPad Crowdfunder

by PressPad in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 18th December 2019 we successfully raised £45,262 with 750 supporters in 47 days

The media has a problem. It’s becoming increasingly elite. This is your chance to help us diversify it.

by PressPad in London, England, United Kingdom

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Denis Campbell 18th December 2019

The media has never needed a true plurality of voices and practitioners than it does now to report on the areas, groups and issues that are so often overlooked or misrepresented. Presspad strikes me as a useful part of the solution to that problem.

Natalie Higgins 18th December 2019

Such an amazing cause! Presspad have supported me in the past - not just financially but with my journalism course, too. So thankful to them 😊

Jenny Kean 18th December 2019

Such a great idea - we need to diversify our media and open up opportunities to everyone, not just those who can afford to work for nothing in London.

Hannah Weiss 18th December 2019

As a journalism student from Devon, PressPad gave me the opportunity to do a month-long unpaid internship in London, which would otherwise have been impossible. The internship was a fantastic learning experience, my journalist host was incredibly generous and I could not be more grateful. I hope PressPad will continue to grow and help others like me kickstart their career in media!

Helen Lock 18th December 2019

This is a great idea! I found it v difficult to get in to journalism and my MA was so expensive it really stressed me out. I think something that could alleviate some stress in this way will really help diversify the media.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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Exclusive supper club

For £150, you're in for a real treat. We have organised an exclusive supper club in March 2020 at the famous Groucho club in Soho. Some seriously impressive journalists will be joining us on the night and you'll get to rub shoulders with them! This is an evening not to be missed.

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Thank you

Thanks so much for your support. For £5 you will be mentioned on our website and we will also thank you on social media!

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For £10, we will send you a set of three limited edition badges. We will also thank you on our website and on social media

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Mug with Diversitea logo

For £15 you can get your hands on one of our exclusive PressPad mugs with our call for more Diversitea emblazoned across it.

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Tote bag

Proudly share your passion for diversity in the media with one of our limited edition, fair trade, organic tote bags.

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VIP ticket to our launch party

Our official launch party takes place on 28th January on the 17th floor of the News UK building. For £25, you can celebrate with us in style and get a goodie bag by choosing this reward.

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Mentoring session with PressPad

Get a one-to-one advice session on your journalism career with one of PressPad's founders by contributing £30 to our campaign.

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VIP ticket and mentoring package

If you would like to party but also want careers advice, you can get both a VIP ticket to our launch party and a one-to-one advice session for just £50 (saving £5!).

£75 or more

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Diversity workshop

For just £75, we will come to your place of work and deliver a workshop on diversity based on everything we have learned since starting PressPad!

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Sponsor an intern

Sponsoring an intern to stay in London for a month will make all the difference for them and for £600 you can do just that. We will send you updates during their work experience and they will also send you an email about their experience afterwards. You will also get a VIP ticket to our launch party in January.

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Sponsor an intern, supper club and party package

For £1000, you can sponsor an intern and get two tickets for both our supper club and launch party.

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Be a PressPad patron

If you donate £5000, we will grant you patron status for one year and will be endlessly grateful to you!

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Headline sponsor at Diversify The Media conference

For £10,000, you or your organisation will be our headline sponsor at our inaugural Diversify The Media conference in summer 2020.

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