Tag: kickstarter

by Jillian Richardson

A 2014 study conducted by Vida, a research-driven organization that helps bring attention to women’s literature, found that female writers were shockingly underrepresented in general interest magazines. Last year, only 30 percent of articles in the New Yorker were written by women. The New Republic was even worse at 27 percent. And believe it or not, […] more »

by Holly Wise

So maybe you want to start your own media company. I liken it to taking the leap and raising a kid — terrifying, exhilarating, exhausting. Since its inception, my startup, VoiceBox Media — a news non-profit dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of social issues and the people solving them — has stood in the intersection of transformational […] 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. Millennials say keeping up with the news is important to them — but good luck getting them to pay for it (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. A digital long-form experiment in Slovakia (Aleszu Bajak / Storybench) 3. Women need to be as tenacious with raises and promotions as they are with their reporting […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Scientific proof that no one pays attention to banner ads (Alice Truong / Quartz) 2. New York Times showcases short documentaries funded through Kickstarter (Natalie Jarvey / The Hollywood Reporter) 3. ONA, Poynter announce first class of 25 for Women’s Leadership Academy (Jane McDonnell / Online News Association) 4. Retailers told to adapt or […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to promote […] more »

by Dena Levitz

There’s no shortage of great journalistic content being produced right now. From video interviews to longform writing to entirely reimagined storytelling vehicles, journalistic creativity and heft are at a high. But how do you pay for it? Legacy media operations are still tinkering with their business models to incorporate new and old revenue streams in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why Bill Keller left the New York Times to put a spotlight on criminal justice (Dara Lind / Vox) 2. Kickstarter campaign focuses on public radio (Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times) 3. Google has free speech right in search results, court confirms (Jeff John Roberts / GigaOm) 4. Uber executive apologises after suggesting […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Podcasting is quickly becoming a breeding ground for inventive content creators and radio producers striking out on their own. The medium has ebbed and flowed in popularity and presumed viability since its creation, but is having a heyday as key figures from radio are crossing over, striking out on their own, and even making money. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why disruptors are always white guys (Annie Lowrey / New York Magazine) 2. A Kickstarter for journalism enters the big leagues (Ricardo Bilton / Digiday) 3. MTV, Comedy Central to show up on Sony’s Internet-TV service (Edmund Lee / Re/code) 4. CNN raids Politico for growing digital politics team (Michael Calderone / Huffington Post) […] more »