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Seth MacFarlane Will Donate Up to $1M Towards “Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter Campaign

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Adding more excitement to LeVar Burton’s “Bring ‘Reading Rainbow’ Back for Every Child, Everywhere” crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the host of the children’s television series announced the project is getting some help from director/actor Seth MacFarlane.   According to Mr. Burton’s recent update, the “Family Guy” star has agreed to match the project’s next $1… Read More

“Reading Rainbow” Hits $4M During the Final Week on Kickstarter

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Exciting news for “Reading Rainbow” fans! The PBS show’s crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter has reached $4m from over 83,000 fans. The project has a week left until it comes to a close on the platform and its hoping to reach $5M. As previously reported, not only has it continued to be successful, “Reading Rainbow’s” campaign has… Read More

“Reading Rainbow” Lands on Kickstarters Top Ten Most Funded Campaigns and Seeks $5M

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Just a little over week since the launch of his crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, LeVar Burton’s “Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere” project has surpassed its original $1M goal and is now seeking $5M. Not only has it continued to be successful, the campaign has managed to land on Kickstarter’s Top Ten Most… Read More

“Reading Rainbow” Hits $1 Million Crowdfunding Goal Immediately

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Just eleven hours after the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, former PBS children’s series “Reading Rainbow” surpassed its initial $1,000,000 goal. LeVar Burton, who hosted the show from 1983 to 2006, decided to launch the campaign through the crowdfunding giant to bring the show to a whole new generation of kids. Urging fans of… Read More

Do P2P Lending Sites Represent “The Newest Bubble?”

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What caused the financial crisis of 2008? Many would argue that bad loans made to unworthy borrowers were at the core of the entire downturn. For First Principles Capital Management CEO and co-founder Doug Dachille, the current trajectory of the peer-to-peer lending market bears a striking resemblance to what preceded the 2008 economic crisis. He recently… Read More

WATCH: PBS MediaShift, Mediatwits Talk Crowdfunding With Slava Rubin, Ernst-Jan Pfauth, Others

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As PBS MediaShift continues to focus on crowdfunding this week, The Mediatwits held a Google+ Hangout with various players from the crowdfunding space. They include… Slava Rubin, Indiegogo CEO Ernst-Jan Pfauth of news magazine De Correspondent Todd Ruppert, co-producer of the upcoming musical “Happy Days” Zak Piper, co-producer of the documentary “Life Itself”

PBS MediaShift Running Series On Crowdfunding This Week

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This week, PBS MediaShift is running a series of articles on various aspects of the topic of crowdfunding. The first article, a birds-eye view of proposed rules for equity crowdfunding, was published today by Paul Spinrad. RELATED | How the SEC Listened to the Crowd for Crowdfunding Rules (PBS MediaShift) Five more articles are forthcoming. The… Read More

#VeteransDay: Crowdfunding Platforms & Campaigns For Military Veterans

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Today is Veteran’s Day in the United States, a day to celebrate the sacrifices made by American soldiers throughout history. The day marks an armistice between the Allies and Germany that brought and end to fighting during World War I, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. In light of… Read More

WATCH: Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin Expecting More Journalism Projects

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During the NYT Global Forum, PBS MediaShift sat down with Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin to discuss Indiegogo’s place in the market and how journalists are using crowdfunding to their advantage, among other things. “For us, it’s a completely open platform, where it’s what the funders want, they get. We don’t decide, we don’t judge and… Read More

Crowdfunding Could Be New Model for PBS

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Public Broadcasting (PBS) may have hit on a new way to fund programming by using crowdfunding. To fund an episode on climate change, the film-makers are turning to crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. If that’s successful, it could become a new model for PBS funding. Emmy-Award winning filmmakers Marilyn and Hal Weiner are raising funds to support the episode, Extreme Realities, in their continuing… Read More