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Kickstarter Milestone: More Than $10 Million Has Been Pledged Towards Journalism Projects

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On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced more than $10 million has been pledged towards journalism projects on its funding portal. The crowdfunding platform revealed in a blog post: “Since Kickstarter launched eight years ago, writers, photographers, and podcasters have used it to forge their own paths in… Read More

Pew Research Center Reports: Crowdfunded Journalism is a Small but Growing Addition to Publicly Driven Journalism

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On Wednesday, the Pew Research Center released its new report that reveals details about journalism crowdfunding. The center stated that it has conducted a study of 658 journalism-related projects that were proposed on Kickstarter from April 28, 2009, to September 15, 2015. It stated that from Kickstarter’s… Read More

Public-Records Platform MuckRock Set to Debut New Crowdfunding-Like Features For Users

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Ready to add some new features to its platform, online public-records website MuckRock announced this week that it’ll be offering a crowdfunding-like option to its users. According to The Boston Globe, the option will give news consumers a chance to pledge money to ongoing reporting projects…. Read More

Journalism Crowdfunding Site Contributoria Shuts Down

Contributoria Shuts Down

Contributoria, a site designed to crowdfund journalism projects, is shutting down. According to the front page of the site the final issue will be on September 1st and the site will become an archive beginning October 1st. Contributoria was a venture of the Guardian Group… Read More

Director Brendan Toller Shares Details about Kickstarter Documentary “Danny Says”

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Fresh off the debut of his Danny Fields documentary, Danny Says, director Brendan Toller sat down with Kickstarter to share details about the crowdfunded project. During the interview, Toller revealed how he became interested in documentaries: “I got into documentary filmmaking because I see it as writing… Read More

For Kickstarter, February is the Month of (Literary) Love: Crowdfunding Platform Hosts Event Series on Publishing and Journalism

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Looking to perfect your prose in heartfelt notes tied to long-stemmed roses and boxes of chocolate for a certain, upcoming heart-shaped holiday? Kickstarter is celebrating the literary spirit of Valentine’s Day. Throughout February, the crowdfunding platform will host a series of events celebrating publishing and journalism,… Read More

Boston University’s Student-Ran Newspaper Successfully Raises $70,000 Through GoFundMe Campaign & Sponsored Donations

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Last week, a group of students at Boston University hit GoFundMe to raise $70,000 for the independent student-ran newspaper, The Daily Free Press. According to the campaign, the new paper will stop publishing its weekly print edition on December 31st if the media outlet doesn’t pay its… Read More

Newspryng Launches New Crowdfunding Platform For Freelance Writers & Journalists

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UK-based crowdfunding website Newspryng officially launched its platform last week. The new site offers freelance writers a chance to publish their new work, while getting paid for it. Explaining the platform’s main focus, the team of Newspryng stated it “experiments with a new model for… Read More

Bi-Lingual, Crowdfunded & Radically Mainstream. Ricochet.

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Journalism Crowdfunding Campaign Finds Success on Indiegogo. There have been more than a few crowdfunding campaigns launched in support of independent journalism and frankly many have failed but this one out of Canada just closed and beat their goal on Indiegogo. As most people know,… Read More

Kickstarter Partners Up with The Guardian

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Print and online stalwart the Guardian has partnered up with global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter as part of a push to boost the world of journalism.  The media industry has obviously experienced gobs of change over the past decade as print, as well as other types… Read More

IndieVoices Asks: “Who is our Crowd”

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Independent media crowdfunding platform IndieVoices has been in a reflective mood of late.  Co-founder and CEO Sasa Vucinic has been sharing his thoughts and impressions on the first 100 days of his global crowdfunding platform.  Not too long ago he posted on engagement and the… Read More

CEO of IndieVoices, Journalism Crowdfunding Site, Reflects on First 100 Days

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Sasa Vucinic, CEO and co-founder of IndieVoices – an independent media crowdfunding platform, recently posted a reflection on the platform’s first 100 days. Sasa states that their biggest achievement to date is the fact they are still in business. IndieVoices was launched with the hope… Read More

How Project Creators Can Combat Crowdfunding Fatigue In The Media

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In the past few months, we’ve seen a steady increase in crowdfunding emails. It seems like the hip thing to do now: 5 out of 10 emails now start with “Can you help us promote our Kickstarter campaign, so we can build this cool product!” There… Read More

Brief: 6 days Left to Support Free Media in Ukraine

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As the world knows the Ukraine has become a global flashpoint as Russia moves forward to consolidate their regional dominance by incorporating the Crimean peninsula and sizing up opportunities with the Ukrainian mainland.  In tense geo-political situations like this, independent and vibrant media is of… Read More

Live for 100 Days IndieVoices Celebrates Over $100,000 in Crowdfunding

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IndieVoices is a crowdfunding site that wants to help finance independent media around the world – primarily in locations where free speech and independent journalism struggle to exist.  As much of the western world takes for granted their rights, privileges and access to news and… Read More

Updated: Is SOAP’s Kickstarter A Scam? It Is A Complete Mess, And Here’s Why

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If you want a case study in how a Kickstarter can go horribly wrong, look no further than the campaign for SOAP, a touchscreen home automation router. The campaign is fully funded despite bleeding almost $4,000 since we caught wind of scam allegations surrounding the campaign… Read More

IndieVoices Announces Three Projects Hit Funding Target

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Three projects on journalism crowdfunding platform IndieVoices saw their campaigns fully funded this past week on IndieVoices.  Each of the three were sponsored by the Photo Society which is a group of contributing photographers to the National Geographic Magazine. The three fully funded campaigns included:… Read More

A Crowdtilt Campaign Will Send A TechCrunch Reporter To Find Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen

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A bit of history: Flappy Bird was an annoyingly difficult and incredibly addictive game for iOS and Android. I played it once on a friend’s phone, and after ten frustrating minutes I handed the phone back and swore not to download it lest I spend… Read More

IndieVoices Introduces Phased Flexible Funding for Media Campaigns

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Crowdfunding Platform for independent media IndieVoices has announced a new structure for campaign funding in an effort to more closely align backers and campaign creators commitment to a project.  Called “Phased Flexible Funding” campaigns will now allow funding to be raised in stages thus allowing… Read More

Escapist Video Spurs Debate About Star Citizen’s Legacy

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The Escapist : Jimquisition : Early Access The video above has resulted in a bit of a kerfuffle on the forums for Star Citizen. It features The Escapist video game review editor Jim Sterling going off about early access games, which are invariably linked to the… Read More

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