Tag: freelancers

by Julie Schwietert Collazo

On the one hand, we live in the best of times for freelance journalism, with seemingly more—and more varied—sources than ever to fund the work of independent journalists. In addition to fellowships and grants, there are ultra-democratic platforms like Beacon, Kickstarter, Patreon, and Contributoria, each promising that journalists can take greater control of funding and […] more »

by Josh Stearns

What are the best practices for small hyperlocal news startups to ethically cultivate a network of freelancers and community contributors? This question has been gnawing at me for a while and I haven’t yet found a good answer, so I want to share with you what I have found in hopes that you will help […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

NEW YORK — Joe Verdirame has a background at J.P. Morgan and funding startups. Now he hopes to reshape funding for independent video journalism. Verdirame, 39, is the founder of Vourno, a new publishing platform to help crowdfund video journalism. The site launched on May 20 and is largely a blank slate. So far there […] more »

by David Cohn

I often joke that an unexpected job duty of Spot.Us is that I’ve become an agent for freelancers. I like to pretend I’m a Jerry Maguire figure for small independent freelance reporters. They ask me to show them the money or sometimes they want a clip in a big publication. And sometimes at Spot.Us I’ve […] more »