Tagged: journalism

IndieVoices Crowdfunds Independent International Media

Mission is to create new, innovative and flexible system of funding for independent media. The media landscape is scattered with traditional companies attempting to adapt to a future where their culture is the biggest obstacle.  Then there are the digital entrepreneurs building new models to… Read More

On Indiegogo: Linux Voice Meets Crowdfunding Goal For Free Software Magazine

Andrew Gregory, Mike Saunders and Ben Everard produce a podcast called Linux Lifestyle. They were also all writers at Linux Format, a news source for Linux enthusiasts and those passionate about free software. Earlier this year the trio quit in order to bring a new publication… Read More

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

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… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: December 6, 2013

CNN Money | How IBM bypasses bureaucratic purgatory IBM has an in-house crowdfunding platform that they use to allow employees to vet and evaluate their colleagues’ ideas. It’s an effort to “improve the way we do things internally” according to the head of IBM’s CIO… Read More

WATCH LIVE: The Young Turks Hold 24-Hour “Turk-a-thon” In Final Hours Of Indiegogo Campaign

We recently reported on an Indiegogo campaign for The Young Turks that had succeeded in meeting a $250,000 goal on Indiegogo. The goal of the campaign is to crowdfund a new studio for a program touted as “the largest online news show in the world.”… Read More

PBS MediaShift Running Series On Crowdfunding This Week

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… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 29, 2013

I was feeling a little festive yesterday and didn’t get to a roundup, so we’re making up for it today with a big roundup of things we’ve found throughout the week. My turkey coma has thankfully worn off. Forbes | Britain’s Crowdfunders Plot World Domination… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 7, 2013

BBC | Blogger raises funds to tweet from phone-hacking trial Peter Jukes has been following the News Of The World phone hacking scandal since the news broke. However, financial hardship was going to force him to stop following the proceedings in person for the rest… Read More

Journalism Crowdfunding Platform Releases New Feature to Upload A Video

Vourno, a crowdfunding platform and independent news network for video journalism, has announced the launch of an exciting new feature, “Upload A Video”. Journalists worldwide now have the ability to directly upload any news story to vourno.com. Before this feature, journalists could only post stories… Read More

Journalism Crowdfunding site Vourno Announces First Published Story “Kids for Cash”

Vourno, a crowdfunding platform for video journalism, has announced their first “Vourno”, creator Charles Choice, has completed and published his news story, “Kids For Cash,” which premiered on their site today. The project is a 9 minute feature where he explores some of the contributing factors that drive… Read More

Journalism Crowdfunding Platform Vourno Announces Referral Program

Crowdfunding portal and independent news network for video journalism Vouno, has officially launched a referral program designed to build their user base. Running from today until December 31, 2013, anyone who refers a journalist to Vourno has the opportunity to receive 5% of the total amount that… Read More

Video Journalism Platform Vourno Expands into Ireland

Plans Further Growth into Australia, Belgium, France and The Netherlands. Independent journalism crowdfunding portal, Vourno has announced their expansion into a new market having launched in Ireland.  Having only launched this past May, the company had previously expanded their US based operation into Canada and… Read More

With No VC Backing, The Biz of Baseball Turns Crowdfunds On Indiegogo

The Biz of Sports network has had to shutter three of their four core products. Verticals centered on basketball and football have already been archived, and the team says that the Biz of Hockey website will soon suffer the same fate. In an effort to… Read More

Journalist Crowdfunding site Vourno Expands into United Kingdom

Bronx, New York based Vourno, a crowdfunding platform that provides tools for journalists to raise capital  has announced its expansion into the United Kingdom. As of today, journalists with a valid UK bank account have the ability to create projects and participate in this crowdfunding… Read More

Indiegogo Reinstates Campaign For North Korean News Site After Review For UN Sanction Violations

DailyNK.com is a news service with the goal of disseminating information from within North Korea. North Korea has no freedom of the press and the state demands heavy censorship, and these policies have led to the isolationist country being dubbed the “hermit kingdom.” DailyNK, based in… Read More

Journalist Crowdfunding Platform Vourno Releases Video on Site Features

    Vourno, a crowdfunding platform and independent news network for video journalism, has launched an explanatory video about their platform. The  video provides journalists with a comprehensive overview of how the Vourno platform works as well as the many benefits to participating. “At this early… Read More

FOIA Machine on Kickstarter: Automating Freedom of Information Act Requests

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA or FOY-ah) is a US law dating back to the Lyndon B. Johnson administration that facilitates the disclosure of information. The law is designed to hold the US government accountable for disclosing information. Additionally, it outlines the consequences of… Read More

Vourno Opens Video Journalism Crowdfunding Platform To Canada

Vourno now allows Canadian project creators and backers to fund projects and ideas. Vourno is a crowdfunding platform for funding video journalism projects. Project creators, or “Vournos” as they’re called, can run campaigns in Canadian dollars (CAD) and accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit card payments… Read More

WATCH: Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin Expecting More Journalism Projects

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… Read More

With Crowdfunding, The Media Needs To Do Better

Photo courtesy cocoinzenl on Flickr

I’m increasingly seeing a problem with how the media covers the crowdfunding space. Rewards-based crowdfunding has resulted in the equivalent of a media gold rush. There are hundreds of topics to cover with more popping up every day. Project creators are anxious for press and usually pretty… Read More

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