You, yes YOU, our supporters have always been the core of The Young Turks (TYT). Together we have always believed that we can make a difference and will we make a difference. We will stand up against the establishment. We will challenge conventional wisdom. Together we will not accept the fabricated truth that the mainstream media tells us. The heart of TYT believes the people in power are not always right and we can take that system on together by telling the truth. We have an opinion, we are honest about it, and everybody knows it. Over the past 12 years our supporters have grown with us with this unwavering spirit and passion for what is right.
Today, as we end one chapter of TYT history, we look forward to a new chapter with hope and excitement. We recently moved out of Current TV studios where we have called home the last two years. We haven’t found our permanent home yet so we will be residing in a temporary space while we will locate, plan, and build the new TYT Studio here in Los Angeles. We want to build a quality TV ready studio that will stand up to all the other mainstream networks out there. A space that TYT can proudly call home, from where we will continue to deliver the truth the way we’ve always done it - independent and unfiltered. We would love it if you can build it with us. We want this to be the house that YOU built.
To build a basic studio from the ground up we need $250,000. We recognize this is a significant amount but we are excited about this new chapter. We are excited about building something that is uniquely designed for TYT that we can call our home. We will start by building walls and laying down floors. We will install lights and hang curtains. We will set up work stations and hand pick equipment. We need cameras, microphones, audio mixers, monitors, and recorders. We also need to furnish the studio. We are starting from scratch and we would like to invite you to build it with us.
We want you to be a part of every element in this new home. We realize this is no small amount but every small amount matters. We will know it was YOU who helped us build this and we sincerely appreciate it. Everyone who chips in will be commemorated on our website or on our special donor wall at the studio so that we can proudly announce that we built it together. We will dedicate physical parts of the studio, or even the main studio, to you. We also have some fun perks for you, like TYT t-shirts and hoodies, free TYT memberships, and more!
Hang out with Cenk & Ana!
Get a piece of TYT History
EPIC Tour of Washington DC with Michael Shure
Get the EXCLUSIVE shirt that can only be found here for a limited time! & an AUTOGRAPHED picture of the studio as it's being built
What will our Donor Wall look like? Let your imagination go wild. Dream big!
Let TYT answer your phone calls. We have to warn you, your phone might start ringing off the hook with people wanting to listen to your VOICEMAIL GREETING!
***UPDATE: SOLD OUT!***
Want us to talk to you personally everyday? Name a camera and that wish can come true!
***UPDATE: All the studio cameras have been named! BUT have no fear. YOU can still be a vital part of the studio - name a very limited and crucial studio THRONE. Who's going to get one of the coveted slots? Let the games begin!***
Tell your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, random strangers...Tell EVERYBODY about our campaign! Send them the link to donate. Share, post, comment, tweet, repost, like, and retweet as much as possible. We will follow and @ tag everyone who tweets #IamTYT with our campaign link! Every bit of support really counts!
Did someone say contest? What’s this about an extra special gift? Just for fun, we’ve launched a special contest in conjunction with this Indiegogo campaign!
All you have to do is log into your Indiegogo account, share our campaign with your friends and family using the Facebook or Twitter buttons on our campaign homepage! The top five people who refer the MOST people that bring in contributions will win an extra special gift! What is it? Only one way to find out - be one of the top five!
The Young Turks (TYT) began in 2002 as Sirius satellite radio’s first original radio talk show program. We joined Air America Radio between 2006 and 2008 and got to be a part of AOL News Bloggers and AOL Hot Seat between 2006 and 2009. On December 12th, 2005, we became the first-ever daily online web television show. Since then, we are thrilled and grateful that our supporters have helped us reach multiple milestones! We received Best Political Podcast at the Podcast Awards and Best Political News Site at the Mashable Awards in 2009, News/Politics Shorty Award in 2011, Podcast Award for Best Political Podcast in 2012, and People's Voice Webby Award for Best News & Politics: Series in 2011 & 2013. Earlier this year we surpassed 1 billion views and over a million subscribers on our flagship program! Thank YOU!
TYT is now a Multi-Channel Network of online video talk shows including TYT owned-and-operated shows and a select group of outside partners. The network covers politics, economics, pop culture, social trends and lifestyle. We strive to provide uniquely progressive and uncensored commentary across the board. We are honored to have been called the “Kings of New Media!” The network generates over 55 million views per month and has over 1.5 billion lifetime views.
If TYT moved out of Current studios already where and how is TYT still able to produce shows?
What are your plans after YouTube Space Los Angeles? How long will you be there for?
We anticipate our stay at #YouTubeSpaceLA to last approximately 4-6 weeks. We have located a temporary space to set up a studio but its not ready for us to move in yet. As you’re reading this, dry wall and floors are still being installed. The first portion of this Indiegogo campaign promotional video was shot at this space! We will be at this space until we finalize plans to build our permanent home.
- Where Should We Put The TYT Donor Wall? http://youtu.be/XrPBA6bIY8U.
- How To Get TYT To Record Your Voicemail Greeting http://youtu.be/dm-jdK8okSo
YouTube was kind enough to offer TYT a temporary arrangement at YouTube Space Los Angeles (#YouTubeSpaceLA). We’re a tad bit squished in there but we’re excited about this new experience and looking forward to meeting a lot of new people. Follow us on Twitter (@TheYoungTurks) and Instagram (@TYTNetwork) for lots of fun pictures and behind the scenes updates!
WHEN will I get my most-comfortable-shirt-in-the-world?! How about my TYT Hoodie? I can’t wait for my flash drive! When will I get this?
We will process all perks at the end of the campaign. Unfortunately, we just don’t have the necessary staff to process perks on a rolling basis. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding! You should receive an email by the end of December 2013 with instructions and claim codes to use at our store. Perks should arrive approximately 4-6 weeks after you place the order; international delivery dates may vary. Please note that shipping is NOT included with any perk. THANK YOU for your contribution!
How about my free membership?
What are the additional details for the TYT Main Studio dedication?
I have a big idea for a big perk. Who do I contact? Want to name something we haven't thought of?
We will process all perks at the end of the campaign. Unfortunately, we just don’t have the necessary staff to process perks on a rolling basis. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding! You should receive an email by the end of December 2013 with instructions and claim codes to use at our website. THANK YOU for your contribution!
The following terms and conditions apply to the studio naming rights to The Young Turks ("TYT") studio. Upon receipt of payment in full by TYT, the Sponsor will have the right to name TYT's main studio for a term of TWO (2) years ("Term") commencing from the date of payment. Any name the Sponsor chooses for the studio is subject to approval by TYT. Once the name for the studio has been chosen and approved, the Sponsor may not change the name of the studio during the Term. TYT will create a stylistically appropriate plaque to commemorate the name of the studio and display the plaque prominently in or about the studio. Host shooting shows from the studio will periodically announce the name of the studio and give a verbal call out to the sponsor.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Put "Indiegogo Perk" in the subject line.
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