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|Editor’s Circle – $5,000
Supports one investigative story. Includes benefits below plus an off the record gathering with the founders and editor at a local restaurant.
|Investigator – $2,500
Supports the development and maintenance of The Lens website. Includes benefits below plus tour of the newsroom, lunch with an editor or reporter.
|Scribe – $1,000
Supports up to six months of access to the Public Insight Network (PIN), a nationally-recognized engagement platform for directly connecting a diverse network of sources with journalists in New Orleans and across the country. Includes benefits below plus tour of the Newsroom.
|News-shark – $500
Supports community engagement efforts. Includes benefits below plus a coffee with reporters.
|News-hound – $250
Supports the purchase of supplies such as a portable scanner used to copy government records on-site to avoid document fees. Includes benefits below plus an autographed book written by a friend of The Lens.
|Scoop – $100
Supports the coverage of two Charter School Reporting Corps’ board meetings. Includes benefits below plus a Lens t-shirt.
|Tipster – $50
Supports the editing of at least one Over the Transom piece. Includes benefits below plus a Lens tote bag.
|Friend – $35
Supports the endless cups of coffee Lens reporters drink. Includes a Lens decal, recognition on The Lens website, invitations to Lens events, Year in Review.
|Supporter – $10
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The Lens is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax deductible. Our U.S. federal tax ID is 27-2072772.