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

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, 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

Can You Still Spot.us? Crowdfunding Pioneer Slumps Under APM

Crowdfunding has skyrocketed in the past couple of years as entrepreneurs bypass traditional keepers of the purse and instead appeal to individual donors to help get their projects off the ground — and journalists have taken notice. Dogged by a lack of jobs and slumping… Read More

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