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Indiegogo Offers Up Tips on How to Get the Press to Cover Crowdfunding Campaigns

  Seeking to help organizers draw more attention to their projects, Indiegogo has revealed tips on how to get the press to cover campaigns. The crowdfunding platform stated: “We want every campaign on Indiegogo to be successful. Our team is constantly researching the best ways… Read More

Super Troopers’ Director & Co-Star Jay Chandrasekhar Reveals More Details About Upcoming Sequel With NPR (Audio)

With his and Broken Lizard’s Indiegogo campaign, Super Troopers 2, continuing to near recording-breaking funds, director and co-star Jay Chandrasekhar sat down with NPR’s Tamara Keith to share more details about the highly anticipated sequel. As previously reported, Chandrasekhar and his Broken Lizard team took to Indiegogo last… Read More

NPR Talks Intrastate Crowdfunding in Minnesota (Audio)

National Public Radio in Minneapolis has just published a brief perspective on equity crowdfunding drawing a comparison to rewards based platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, with the changing environment where individuals will be able to actually purchase equity in small firms. NPR reporters enlisted… Read More

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

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

Host of NPR Radio Shows Uses Kickstarter to Keep it Alive For Sixth Season; Reaches $54,000 First Week

Host and executive producer of public radio exchange and NPR radio show, Snap Judgement, is making sure the series’ sixth season will stay on the air, even if that means turning to its fan for help. Glynn Washington launched a crowdfunding campaing on Kickstarter last week… 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

NPR / American Life Crowdfund Over $590,000 on Kickstarter for Planet Money

Planet Money, a joint project of NPR and This American Life, has trail-blazed a new path for NPR.  They have crowdfunded themselves on Kickstarter.  The initial campaign commenced on April 30th and ended on May 15th.  The goal was an admirable $50,000 target.  The finally… 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

NPR’s new Kickstarter is a clever commentary on the crowdfunding reward system

Pop-quiz: Name an organization funded by users’ contributions who receive cheap swag in return. Is it the latest hot new Kickstarter? Nope, it’s National Public Radio. Well, actually in this case, it’s both. Instead of turning to a phone-a-thon to fund its latest Planet Money… Read More

Kickstarter dodges responsibility for failed projects

What happens if a crowdsourced project fails? Do contributors get their money back? In an NPR interview yesterday, Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler seems to suggest that the question of refunds has never been broached, that failed projects which are unable to deliver promised goods are “a bridge… Read More

NPR: When A Kickstarter Campaign Fails, Does Anyone Get The Money Back?

Crowd funding began as a way to support the arts on the Internet. Artists could go online to pitch a new album, for example, in the hope that thousands would give small amounts. But now it’s expanded to entrepreneurs, and the rules aren’t quite as… Read More

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