Waterford Whispers News announces further details of its subscription/patron model.
As mentioned here previously.
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After 10 years,, brilliant satirical news hub Waterford Whispers News (WWN) is starting a new fan subscription service.
Creator Colm Williamson and his team of two writers are launching a fan-led subscription service to help WWN survive and thrive in the face of legal threats, restrictions imposed by social media giants and the realities of shrinking online advertising revenue for all publishers.
The fan-led subscription service is launching on Monday, November 4 and will cost just €5 per month. Those signing up to support WWN will gain access to bonus content aplenty while keeping the site itself free and accessible to all.
Satire fans and all-round comedy junkies can access behind the scenes bonus content from WWN, personality-driven interviews, exclusive offers and discounts, along with exciting projects planned for the near future.
Colm Williamson writes:
“We’re joining the likes of Blindboy Boatclub, Second Captains and An Irishman Abroad among others, and looking to our fans who enjoy and value our work to help provide the best foundation for keeping the WWN train on the tracks.
After a lot of research and deliberation, we see this model as the best way to ensure WWN can continue its journey and produce satire that continues to make headlines and enemies around the world.
“Some of the legal threats we’ve received were designed to shut us up and ruin us financially. We’ve received the odd death threat or ten. The restrictions and suppression of some of our work by big online platforms has been chilling and doesn’t bode well for the future of satire and artistic expression online.”
“It puts us in a precarious position, but with support from our loyal readers, who have always been such huge megaphones for WWN, we’re looking to afford ourselves the freedom to challenge, offend and call out eejits in power as well as make the odd fart joke along the way.”
“No, this announcement isn’t Fake f**king News”.
WWN’s fan subscription here
If pre-millenium sitcom Friends was set in Dublin.
No wait, come back.
Phoebe’s career as a masseuse would see her working in ‘massage parlor’ run by the Kinahans. She would emigrate to Australia at some point.
After returning from Canada Monica’s career as a chef would suffer greatly after a petty review from Lovin’ Waterford accused her restaurant of killing 400 children with an undercooked omelette. It later emerges that the reviewer was just bitter after failing to get Monica’s number despite persistent nagging, however the damage was done and Monica’s restaurant closed down.
Joey would be living on the streets after years of being asked to work for free on low budget acting projects in order to get his name out there.
Chandler would work for a ‘letterbox company’ based at an address in Grand Canal after a few miserable years in London doing cocaine. Since the letterbox company is just a front for a multinational company to pay fuck all tax Chandler would do no actual work and have to spend his days lying to the gang about what he’s been up to all day. Hilarious japes would ensue.
Ross would have been forced to change careers and retrain as an accountant after failing to find a job in academia.
Rachel, having never fully recovered from working under the stress of a zero hours contract in her local cafe and several years of unemployment, would actually get a pretty class job in Penneys as a buyer. The gang never talk about that one trip to Britain, she took on the ferry.
More at link below.
Thanks Jack Jones
Saudi executions coverage in The Onion ( above) and as originally seen in Waterford Whispers News
Niall Gubbins writes:
Fair play to [Ireland-based satirical news site] WWN [Waterford Whispers News]. Looks like [US-based satirical paper] The Onion are being “inspired” by lads.