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The Correspondent, a new online media platform for unbreaking news, successfully reached its membership crowdfunding goal of $2.5 million in 29 days. The funding will enable The Correspondent to build a newsroom of full-time correspondents, editors, developers, designers, operations, and back-office staff in anticipation of the launch of the platform by mid-2019. Nearly 43,000 founding members from more than 130 countries were part of the initial crowdfunding investors.