Tagged: media

Overfunding: 1854 Media Secures £400,000 Funding Target in 24 Hours on Crowdcube

1854 Media, a digital media business, successfully secured its initial £400,000 funding in just 24 hours on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The company previously raised nearly £400,000 through the funding portal in 2016 under the name British Journal of Photography. As previously reported, the publication has… Read More

Following Kickstarter Failure, Gawker Receives Bid From Peter Thiel

Just days after former Gawker employees closed their failed crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the former news website received a bit from billionaire, Peter Thiel, who reportedly caused its demise a couple years ago. As previously reported, Gawker was forced to shut down after Hogan sued… Read More

Digital Media Platform French Morning Launches Equity Offering on Indiegogo/MicroVentures

French Morning, a digital media platform for French expats and Francophiles, has launched an offering on Indiegogo/MicroVentures’ equity crowdfunding platform. Founded in 2009, French Morning states that it provides an outlet dedicated to French politics, current events, and culture for the French speaking community. It… Read More

LendIt Launches New Media Brand LendIt News

Lendit announced on Monday that it is launching its new media brand, Lendit News, that is being described as a financial technology ‘fintech’ resource dedicated to providing curated content and analysis of the most up-to-date industry news from around the globe. This announcement comes on the… Read More

Help Save Radio Helsinki by Investing in the FM Station on Invesdor

Commercial radio is under duress around the world. The advent of internet everywhere that allows easy streaming of the music you want to hear, where ever you may be, is crushing broadcast radio. Pitch in a few dollars and the commercials go away too.  Between… Read More

Ready, Set, Prep: Tech Blog ReadWrite Warms Up For Crowdfunding Campaign: ‘Bring ReadWrite Back’

Depending on the ultimate goal, just maintaining a company’s current position can be success enough — a bit like treading water to keep from drowning. But the trouble comes when the company loses momentum. The latest update for tech blog ReadWrite has taken a “darker turn,” writes TechCrunch, en route to the… Read More

Krowdster Launches Low-Cost Media Outreach Service: Connects Crowdfunders with Journalists & Bloggers

Designed around Krowdster’s big data approach, the new outreach option is a high quality yet affordable media promotion service. It allows those running crowdfunding projects to connect with journalists and bloggers in their niche. With over 500 journalists and dozens of authority publications including Mashable,… Read More

Russian Journalist Vladimir Yakovlev Launches Kickstarter For Independent Media Project

Earlier this week, Russian journal and founder/editor-in-chief of the Kommersant Newspaper, Vladimir Yakovlev, turned to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter with a brand new project that will hopefully improve the media in his country. Explaining details about the campaign, Yakovlev stated: “Russia today is torn by hatred caused by a… Read More

Alchemiya Dubbed First Muslim Media Company to Launch Public Equity Crowdfunding Project

On Tuesday (January 20th), Alchemiya, a premium online subscription-based video on demand platform for Muslim entertainment, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £60,000 so that it may expand its already growing services. According to the campaign, Alchemiya aims to present the world’s… Read More

Love it: Radiotopia is The Future of Radio & Most Successful Publishing Project on Kickstarter Ever

“We Are Living in the Golden Age of Story-telling.” While broadcast radio stumbles forward with pathetic shock jocks and painful morning drive shows, there is an audio revolution occurring today as consumers are choosing to stream on-demand content instead of enduring the self torture of… Read More

Infamous Alaska Reporter Who Quit Her Job on Air Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Cannabis Club

On Monday (September 22nd), former Alaskan reporter for KTVA Charlo Greene took the Internet by storm when a video of her announcing her resignation from the television station by saying, “F*** it” on air as she walked off the studio. Greene had been reporting on the Alaska Cannabis… Read More

On Who Gets Funding: Common Sense and Nonsense

Recently, a man raised $55,492 on Kickstarter to make potato salad. While this campaign gained widespread attention, it is one of the strange and somewhat senseless campaigns that have been funded far past the initial goal amount. This drives the question: is crowdfunding being led… Read More

“Let’s Own The News” – Crowdfunding Campaign to Acquire The Times from Rupert Murdoch

 Let’s Own The News’ is a crowdfunding campaign that has been launch to purchase The Times and The Sunday Times from media baron Rupert Murdoch.  The initiative is being supported by The Young Foundation,  a group that seeks to “harness the power of social innovation to tackle the root causes… Read More

How Project Creators Can Combat Crowdfunding Fatigue In The Media

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

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

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

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

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

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

Planet Money and Kickstarter: Is web-based crowdfunding the future of public media?

When the NPR show Planet Money wanted to put together a project about the economic life-cycle of a T-shirt, Kickstarter seemed like the natural approach — and it showed how much crowdfunding has in common with public media. When the reporting team at Planet Money — a… Read More