Tag: crowdfunding

by Khari Johnson

This post originally appeared on Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism. Kickstarter plays a central role in the crowdfunding universe, but it is not the sun. The crowd is the sun. Kickstarter is a big planet in a solar system full of other planets. Pew Research Center released a study last week that on its […] more »

by Carlos Moreno

In recent years, a boom of global political fact-checking organizations has blossomed. The latest? Chequeado, a five-year-old fact-checking operation at the Buenos Aires-based open data outfit Fundación La Voz Pública. Chequeado is among the many global fact-checking operations taking shape through crowdfunding. Within the last year the trend has been forming in Italy, England, Canada and the […] more »

by Khari Johnson

A few weeks back, Through the Cracks interviewed Michael Morisy, founder of Muck Rock, a website that allows people to crowd fund and collectively seek public records requests. Just recently, Muck Rock began to offer the Projects service, which allows people to crowdfund the records requests to dig up information and the reporting to find […] more »

by Ekaterina Basilaia

Reporters in countries where journalists lack freedom have a new champion. A new crowdfunding platform named Press Start will launch soon specifically to help reporters get their stories told in parts of the world where telling the truth sometimes puts you at risk. Initially, Press Start will be available only for journalists coming from and […] more »

by Meg Dalton

This week, Beacon announced its new partnership with non-profit newsroom ProPublica to improve coverage of workers’ compensation across the United States. The journalism crowdfunding platform has already shown its commitment to funding underreported stories. Through this new partnership, Beacon will not only be able to provide financial support to journalists, but also valuable reporting tools, including […] more »

by Meg Dalton

Think of it as the Kickstarter of journalism. Launched in 2013, Beacon Reader has been changing the relationship between writers and readers by allowing citizens to fund the stories they want to read. With its newest service, Bounties, Beacon Reader is taking it a step further by allowing citizens to not only fund, but also choose […] more »

by Khari Johnson

De Correspondent, Krautreporter and El Español. In the past, we’ve called them The Big 3. They hold the distinction of being, as far as we can discern, the only crowdfunding campaigns to raise more than a million euros in seed money for news startups in the history of journalism. Editors of the Dutch, German and Spanish […] more »

by Khari Johnson

For the better part of a decade, I’ve heard working journalists, professors, and people who spend a lot of time thinking about the future of news tell college students that they shouldn’t expect to follow the same career path as previous generations. There are still jobs out there, but previous business models have been disrupted […] more »

by Khari Johnson

These are news startups whose work may impact voters and politicians who choose the destiny of a nation. Every one of these news startups have carried out a crowdfunding campaign since the start of the year, and each of them seeks to make democracy function better. All of these news startups deal with national politics. […] more »

by Khari Johnson

Monday was Ry Rivard’s first day at Voice of San Diego (VOSD). He comes to the nonprofit news outlet from Inside Higher Ed in Washington D.C. and will work as an investigative reporter focusing on issues like housing and development. .@voiceofsandiego is one of the best local investigative outfits, and @ryrivard is one of the […] more »