Crowdfunding your own media project

By Darren Gilbert

However, to say that these two ‘power houses’ – Spot.us was so successful that it was acquired by American Public Media and its Public Insight Network this year and Kickstarter has been referred to as the poster child of crowdfunding projects – are the best options for your media project would be a mistake. The popular of crowdfunding has seen a flurry of activity as new sites stake their claim. Here are a few other platforms that one should consider when looking for funds for your next project.

Emphasis.is:

This platform is specifically for photojournalists. It’s also currently still in beta form. However, as Amanda Lin Costa states on MediaShift, Emphasis.is has signed a partnership with Reporters Without Borders, a move which surely lays the foundations for a solid reputation going forward. Of course, as with anything that asks for funds, emphasis needs to be placed on the significance, relevance and possible outcomes of any project.

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