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Press


September 2020
For Immediate Release 
Bring Back Weekly World News — Celebrated Tabloid Launches Alien-Approved Kickstarter Campaign 


Fundraiser will expand reporting and bring print back with WWN Greatest Covers edition for all backers of $20 and above.
Bat Boy, Bigfoot, and P’Lod pledge 100% of their loose change!

Lost World Caverns, WV, Sept. 17, 2020. From the caves where Bat Boy was discovered, Weekly World News announced a $50,000 crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to accelerate the relaunch of its newsgathering, reporting, graphics, and video capabilities. The campaign launches Monday, September 21st at 2:00 pm ET – earthling and alien participation is encouraged!

Weekly World News — “The World’s Only Reliable News” — offers the highest quality investigative journalism on the planet. Weekly World News began as a weekly print publication in 1683 (or was it 1979 – we forget), shedding light on unreported events for millions of devoted truth seekers. Weekly World News is the authority on aliens, mutants, cryptids (look it up!), conspiracy theories, biblical prophecies, health cures, crazy tech, and wayward politicians. It has published well over 100,000 articles profiling a wide array of events and thousands of unusual beings. Seeking to minimize its environmental footprint, Weekly World News transitioned to a mostly online format and recently relaunched under new leadership.

WWN’s Pulitzer-Prize winning story on the rebuilding of New Orleans by southern beavers.

Editor-In-Chief Greg D’Alessandro commented, “For more than 40 years, Weekly World News has covered stories the mainstream media has ignored, suppressed or were afraid to take on. Stories that capture the imagination, stir the soul, allow people to wonder, to dream — or to scream! With a record number of people feeling lost, confused, and yearning to know why there are itty bitty elephants in their soup, Weekly World News will provide the answers!”

Weekly World News is the only publication in the world(s) to cover the exploits of Bat Boy, Manigator, The Lake Erie Monster, Ph.D. Ape, P’Lod the Alien, SpyCat, Bigfoot Hooker, and many other beings. Tammy Pescatelli, veteran comedian and crack investigative reporter, has joined the Weekly World News team and will be scouring the earth to dig into feature stories and mysteries in her “News from a Broad” column.

Why Kickstarter? Weekly World News could have secured funding from massive media conglomerates or wealthy oligarchs, but its independence is sacred. Instead, it is entrusting its future to the loyal readers and illiterate fans that have sustained its “reliable” news for decades. Weekly World News also seeks support from those who don’t know it but are smitten with the paranormal, supernatural, and other bizarre news in the universe.

Kickstarter Rewards! Weekly World News has developed an amazing assortment of backer rewards, including a limited-edition, black & white newsprint edition of “Weekly World News Greatest Covers,” a Zoom session with WWN’s renowned staff psychic Mel Doerr, limited- edition Bat Boy/Bigfoot 2020 Campaign merchandise, a private Zoom chat with WWN investigative reporter and stand-up comic Tammy Pescatelli, one-year memberships to the WWN Advisory Board; and high-visibility sponsorship opportunities across the WWN media- scape. All this plus the satisfaction of helping WWN thrive!

Weekly World News has the most educated, loyal and dedicated readership in news history. Throughout the millennia, the smartest beings on Earth and elsewhere have been loyal readers. In fact, Albert Einstein often read Weekly World News while riding his bicycle! The alien invasion is underway, and there’s only one thing the Gootans and the Zeebans agree on – let’s all back WWN’s Kickstarter campaign!

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