I am creating a shining, intelligent, inspiring, sustainable, organic luxury magazine, that is different from all the over hyped magazines that no longer recognise independent thought, creativity or celebrate journalism in it purest form – it’s called Ethical Hedonist. I do hope you get the joke! All being well, we aim to launch our campaign very soon! We already have our first ethical super backer, @Team4Nature and the support of many ethical companies and opinion formers. I have twice been voted one of the top 100 ethical opinion formers on social media by the Triodos Bank in 2016.
Here is a sneak peak of our crowd funding campaign coming soon on @crowdfunderuk Ethical Hedonist More Media for Nature Campaign
Get ready to support an ethical journalism and publishing revolution! This is about bringing you the interviews you want to read with leading actors and icons, who champion sustainability and a major new section focused on natural history and conservation stories from around the globe. It’s about interviewing your heroes and the stars of conservation, working hard to save our endangered species.
Will you join me and help crowd fund the magazine I have launched with zeal, passion, a government enterprise loan, many sleepless nights and my remarkable mum? I am proud to be a journalist, and I ask you to support this emerging and inspiring Fair-trade, sustainable, organic magazine now in its third year. My illustrious track record in journalism as a feature writer on icons and sustainable champion speaks for itself. Read my LinkedIn profile here – https://goo.gl/X7iNaU
We need more people to give a small amount of money or buy an exciting reward to help fund Ethical Hedonist and secure its future, and to keep the magazine inspiringly independent and free of vested interests. If there is a reward you would like that harnesses my storytelling telling and creativity, get in you touch and we will include it. Please leave your ideas and suggestions in the comment box. Rewards will start from £2.00.
Our aim is to raise a minimum of £60,000 to fund the next year of Ethical Hedonist Magazine. This would enable me to fund our basic editorial operating costs and pay off a government backed startup loan used to launch the magazine in 2013/14. We will have the budget to go out every month and film interviews, features and news stories for our YouTube channel. It will also enable us to fund two part-time journalism internships for the brightest undergraduates in multi media journalism and sustainable entrepreneurship. One of my dreams is to establish a charitable fund for internships and award bursaries to journalists of all ages to work on assignment for the magazine. Most importantly, we will be able to expand our editorial coverage, freeing me to focus on writing the features you love so much. We would also need to be pay for website innovations, get get help with SEO, pr and marketing so that more of you can find the magazine and become truly inspired – together we can achieve incredible goals and truly turn this extraordinary planet a vibrant shade of emerald green! I have more journalists, photo journalists and wildlife film makers onboard and we will be launching a competition to find the best Ethical Hedonist Wildlife Journalist and Photo Journalist of 2017!
I’m a dreamer and a rebel and a journalist who never, ever stands still. While I have breath in this body there are so many extraordinary people I want to write about. I want to interview Sir David Attenborough again, for the fourth time! I want to talk about boffins and brilliant, sustainable innovation and the chilli loving grandmas of Swaziland who are taking care of children, left motherless by HIV.
I want to write about slow couture that makes the heart flutter and the artist who captures the magnificence of the tiger in thousands of twinkling Swarovski crystals, raising awareness to save our endangered species from extinction. I want to share journalistic enquiry and storytelling with acting icons such as Colin Morgan, an inspiring conservationist, you will never forget. But I can do it without you.
Ethical Hedonist is a magazine that champions and inspires a new world order – one based on fairness, compassion, ethics and beauty – not greed, unethical or cruel behaviour. A magazine that fights for decency, equal opportunity and care for our fellow humans. And I want to create jobs for talented, ethical journalists of all ages who can’t find work in a world where we are all over marketed to by big business. Ruthless companies that sell cheap clothes that pollute and exploit our world and food companies that don’t give a damn about our health, happiness or wellbeing. Isn’t it time for an ethical hedonist revolution?
Do you love what I am doing going as a journalist and editor? Then get involved. I invite you to become a patron of the arts. We need a lot of people to give a small amount month or buy an exciting reward to help fund Ethical Hedonist and secure its future, free from vested interests and to keep the magazine inspiringly independent.
What are you waiting for? The time is drawing near! Fund Ethical Hedonist! #1001EthicalStories #letsmakeamagazine coming soon @crowdfunderuk
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Alison Jane – Journalist Extraordinaire, Founder and Editor-in-Chief
You can also help fund the magazine’s editorial running costs by buying you favourite organic products via our magazine shop and purchasing our first iconic art poster from Alison Jane’s fashion feature with Colin Morgan, an inspirational actor and a keen environmentalist: www.ethical-hedonist.com/colin_morgan