#OwnTheMedia - Positive News community shares

by Positive News in London

We did it
On 8th July 2015 we successfully raised £262,922 with 1526 investors in 30 days

Positive News is launching a Community Share Offer. This is your chance to become one of our owners and help change the news for good.

by Positive News in London

Have we got good news for you!



We'd never think we would say this on day 13, but we are very pleased to let you know that we're almost two-thirds of the way there! In the 3 days since our last update, a whopping £37,000 has been added to the total, which means we're now at £130,245! The group of investors has grown to 634 people and you are joining us from all corners of the world.

Some of you had never heard of us before, others have been readers since the very first edition. To all of you, we'd like to say a massive thanks for becoming co-owners. We are immensely proud to have you on board.

Please keep adding your comments via social media or the website, as we love hearing your experiences and reasons for joining. Like these brand new co-owners, who said this morning: "Loved PN for past twenty years, now proud & very happy to be shareholders, we have bought these as an alternative second wedding anniversary present."

And another new co-owner who joined earlier this week: "Never heard of you guys before. But this is exactly the sort of structure & perspective that is lacking from the corporate media. Hopefully I'll see and help you guys grow!"



On Monday 22 June, we'll celebrate Positive News Co-Owners Day as a way to thank you all for being pioneers. To help, you can sign up to our next Thunderclap in one simple click with Facebook or Twitter, so that we’ll all spread the word automatically on Monday afternoon. We need 100 people to sign up, so please take a second to join in. Thanks!



Meanwhile, we're continuing to attract the attention of other media too. Our guest post on the Huffington Post was promoted to the front page and retweeted by Arianna Huffington herself, and authors including Peter Jukes, who covered the phone hacking trial in the UK, have expressed their support.

We're grateful to everyone who helps spread the word, as that remains our best chance of reaching future investors. You can share the campaign page with your friends and - if you haven't done so already - add your new role as co-owner of Positive News to your LinkedIn profile. Job changes get a lot more views than normal posts, so it's a very effective way to tell all your contacts about it. See the previous update for details on how to do it.

18 days and £69,755 to go. Will our collective energy, enthusiasm and reach be enough to make it all the way? Your fantastic support gives us the confidence to believe that together, we can change the news for good.


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Levels of Investment

£50 or more

£50 Investment

FRIEND: 50 shares in Positive News

£100 or more

168 of 200 claimed

£100 Investment

TWEETER: 100 shares in Positive News + a personal tweet of thanks from our editor @seandaganwood

£150 or more

97 of 125 claimed

£150 Investment

SHARER: 150 shares in Positive News + 2 #OwnTheMedia t-shirts (100% organic cotton)

£250 or more

58 of 75 claimed

£250 Investment

CELEBRATOR: 250 shares in Positive News + 1 ticket to our exclusive re-launch party in London!

£500 or more

64 of 75 claimed

£500 Investment

INSPIRER: 500 shares in Positive News + you will be a 'featured owner' in print or online!

£1,000 or more

34 of 35 claimed

£1,000 Investment

COVER STAR: 1000 shares in Positive News + a personalised front page printed on an A2 poster!

£5,000 or more

3 of 4 claimed

£5,000 Investment

BRAIN PICKER: 5000 shares in Positive News + a half day private consultation session with our team about your media or community project (anywhere in the UK)!

£7,500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£7,500 Investment

BREAKFASTER: 7500 shares in Positive News + a private breakfast for up to 10 people with our patron Martyn Lewis CBE and editor Seán Dagan Wood, at a highly exclusive London venue!

£10,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£10,000 Investment

GUEST EDITOR: 10,000 shares in Positive News + be our guest editor for one edition! You'll experience the production process and help choose our content.

£15,000 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£15,000 Investment

COOPERATOR: 15,000 shares in Positive News + guest edit an issue of Positive News + private breakfast with our editor Seán Dagan Wood and patron Martyn Lewis CBE, followed by an exclusive consultancy session with our team about your organisation or project's communications strategy

£20,000 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£20,000 Investment

HEADLINER: 20,000 shares in Positive News + meet the team at our HQ, receive a private tuition session in constructive journalism or writing, and exclusive dinner with our patron Martyn Lewis CBE and editor Seán Dagan Wood

£75 or more

300 of 300 claimed

£75 Investment

WEARER: 75 shares in Positive News + one #OwnTheMedia T-shirt (100% organic cotton)

£100 or more

100 of 100 claimed

£100 Investment

CLUB OF 100: 100 shares in Positive News + your name highlighted on the special Club of 100 investors list in print and online!

£125 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£125 Investment

TASTER: 125 shares in Positive News + a Divine chocolate tasting kit. **Exclusive reward, only 1 available!**

£125 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£125 Investment

CHEF: 125 shares in Positive News + an organic hamper from Suma Wholefoods. **Exclusive final-day reward, only 1 available!**

£200 or more

48 of 30 claimed

£200 Investment

SURPRISER: 200 shares in Positive News + a secret gift!

£2,500 or more

7 of 7 claimed

£2,500 Investment

LISTENER: 2500 shares in Positive News + a guest lecture by our editor, Seán Dagan Wood (anywhere in the UK)!

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