Tag: indiegogo

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 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. “Let’s Send Kids to Harvard” sets the record for biggest Indiegogo fundraiser (via Indiegogo) 2. “This is my best advice to young journalists” (Ezra Klein / Vox) 3. Schools test impact of blending technology, longer school days (Michelle R. Davis / Education Week) 4. The 6 technologies that will change the face of education […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Sundance: Vimeo, Indiegogo launch partnership (Dave McNary / Variety) 2. Reporters Committee partners with INN as a media law resource for nonprofit news organizations (via Investigative News Network) 3. Conde Nast unveils branded content shop powered by editors (Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal) 4. NFL video highlights — and more — come to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why we need a global paywall (Matthew Taub / Medium) 2. Cable, Twitter picked up #Ferguson story at a similar clip (Paul Hitlin & Nancy Vogt / Pew Research) 3. A federal court rejects Aereo’s request to argue it’s a cable company (Brian Fung / The Washington Post) 4. Why it’s smart of the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-reading rises as device ownership jumps (Pew Internet) 2. Facebook and Instagram teaming up with NBC for Sochi Olympics (Jordan Chariton / Lost Remote) 3. Local legacy media struggles in the digital world (Tom Grubisich / Street Fight) 4. Vimeo turns to Kickstarter and Indiegogo to find and fund movies (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) […] more »

by Julie Keck

Crowdfunding campaigns, when run well, can seem effortless, almost magical, if you’re watching from afar. Seeing the money and backers pile up, especially in the last phase of a campaign, can be breathtaking, when everyone is hugging and high-fiving. However, crowdfunding is not a walk in the park. Unless that park is covered with broken […] more »

by Claire Groden

As traditional sources of funding for media become harder to come by, many digital media purveyors are turning to a new source: crowdfunding. The fundraising method has gained traction in a diverse cross-section of the industry, from musical productions to news magazines. Using websites such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter, some media initiatives are far surpassing […] more »

by Carla King

This crowdfunding author success story is part of our PBS MediaShift series on crowdfunding: 3 Successful Authors: 3 Successful Crowdfunding Platforms. This author crowdfunding segment interviews author Penny Rosenwasser who funded her book “Hope into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears” using the Indiegogo platform. Also read about: Pubslush Author Janna Leyde: “He […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Crowdfunding site Indiegogo, launched in 2008, was a pioneer in helping anyone anywhere raise money from anyone in the world. While the site now has much more competition from venture-backed startups such as Kickstarter or niche sites such as CrowdSupply, Indiegogo has recently seen an uptick in high profile journalism-related campaigns. There was the “Crackstarter” […] more »