Earlier this month the fired staff of GOOD magazine announced it would start a magazine called "Tomorrow." Monday at around noon, the magazine's editors asked for donations to fund the first issue on the website Kickstarter. Two-and-a-half hours later, they were more than halfway at goal. By 5 p.m., they had more than $15,000 in pledges from 516 donors. Three people have donated $250 or more, which earns the donor a life event illustrated in animated GIFs by former GOOD Editor Ann Friedman. (So far no one's gone for the opportunity to have their online dating profile tuned up by former lifestyles editor and Poynter contributor Amanda Hess.) Some of the journalists -- or people who share names with journalists -- who've helped out include Ezra Klein, Felix Salmon, Dan Kois, Roxane Gay, Maria Bustillos, Max Linsky, Dan Zak, Jason Zaragoza, Megan Carpentier, Sommer Mathis and Dave Weigel.
A letter just went out to contributors, and would-be contribs:
Thanks for getting in touch with Tomorrow! Our inbox has been an endless font of love and support, and we're incredibly grateful for that. We've been hard at work planning the magazine—shooting a video, budgeting it out, shaping the editorial direction. And now we've finally got more details on how you can help us make this single issue of our dream magazine. It's gonna be a four-color, 100-page oversized magazine filled with stories about the future—the immediate future. Here's more about the help we're looking for, and how you can volunteer: