Tag: crowdfunding

by Jefferson Yen

Kiva has been a star in online micro-finance for the past 10 years, and co-founder Jessica Jackley was a driving force that led to more than $744 million in micro-loans around the world, with an astounding 98% repayment rate. After leaving, Jackley went on to found the pioneering crowd-financing site for entrepreneurs, ProFounder, which was […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Nerdist launches collection on Inkshares (via Digital Book World) 2. Kobo developing a loyalty program called KoboLove (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 3. Kindle Unlimited paid authors $0.0058 per page read in July (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader) 4. Did technology kill the book or give it new life? (Pádraig Belton & Matthew […] more »

by Khari Johnson

Title: Crowdfunding 101 for Journalism Projects Instructor: Khari Johnson, Editor, Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism Crowdfunding is the latest trend in a media world in search of money beyond ads, and it’s the most exciting thing happening in journalism today. This is course will not only teach you how to fund your ideas but will introduce […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Screen addiction is taking a toll on children (Jane E. Brody / New York Times) 2. Televisions are no longer the screen of choice for kids (Anthony Crupi / Advertising Age) 3. Hooked: Why Netflix and Amazon want your kids (Greg Nichols / California Sunday Magazine) 4. Crowd-funded investigative journalism site the Ferret to […] more »

by Julie Keck

Shine Louise Houston is used to knocking down barriers. As the CEO of feminist porn company Pink & White Productions, Houston has pushed the boundaries of this overwhelmingly straight male arena by creating porn with casts diverse in terms of sexual orientation, gender expression, and ethnic background. Now she’s breaking out of old film funding models […] more »

by University of Oklahoma Student Reporting Team

This piece was produced by a team of students from the University of Oklahoma, including Brigette Waltermire, Anna Reisman, Nicholas Masopust, Ali Stratton, Erin Donnelly, Hayley Jamil, M’ary Miller, Lydia Farve and Candace Hinnergardt. Panelists at the first annual Journalism Innovation Summit in London earlier this month, hosted by City University London and produced by PBS […] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

MediaShift produced its first-ever Journalism Innovation Summit and its first European event in London last week taking on the twin challenges of content and business models. Delegates came from as far away as South Korea and Canada, across the United Kingdom, Norway, Nigeria and beyond. Hosted by City University London, and with receptions hosted by […] more »

by Jenny Shank

Did you hear the one about the guy who trotted a live ox out on stage during his TED talk and invited the audience to guess its weight? If so, then you’re already acquainted with Lior Zoref, an Israel-based “crowd wisdom researcher” and public speaker. Zoref began his career at Microsoft, becoming a vice president of […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we look at three crowdfunding platforms to help you decide which to use; then we see how an app called Shuffle gives users stories the people around them are reading. PART 1: Picking a crowdfunding platform Several online tools have made it easy to ask for money to support any endeavor. We evaluate […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Nick Denton ‘intensely relaxed’ by Gawker’s union drive (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 2. Chinese journalist Gao Yu jailed for 7 years for leaking state secrets (Philip Wen / Sydney Morning Herald) 3. Sony hack: WikiLeaks publishes more than 30,000 documents (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 4. Twitter executive: Here’s how we’re […] more »