Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Crowd Investigating Trump Inauguration Funding

Questions are being raised by the crowd about the reporting of, and the donations to, the Trump inauguration. Started by the Huffington Post, the Citizen Sleuth Project, a crowdsourcing network of volunteers, has built a spreadsheet of Trump’s inauguration donors. … Continue reading

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Venezuelans Crowdfunding To Leave Country

Get me outta here! Trying to live a normal life in Venezuela has gotten to be so impossible that people are crowdfunding to afford passage out of the country. One is using the Generosity portal, an offshoot of Indiegogo, to … Continue reading

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Breitbart Questions Wikitribune Crowdfunding

Yesterday this space noted that Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales was crowdfunding to create Wikitribune, a website that would hire professional journalists and have readers sub-edit and fact check articles. Wales’ rationale for the site was to combat “fake news.” Now … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Co-Founder Crowdfunds To Fight Fake News

The co-founder of Wikipedia is crowdfunding and crowdsourcing to fight against fake news. Jimmy Wales is establishing Wikitribune and is “pre-selling monthly “support packages” to fund the initial journalists” who will report on what the crowd finds of interest, from … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Still A Favorite For Filmmakers

Filmmaker magazine reports on DocNYC and Kickstarter’s presentation that included reasons why a director would want to crowdfund her film, including: making your project real; having to deal with the press; taking control of your narrative; understanding your audience; meeting … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Professional Association Conference

Great overview of the state of the art of crowdfunding yesterday at the Crowdfunding Professional Association conference in Crystal City, VA. http://www.crowdfundingprofessionalassociation.org/

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Brexit Crowdfunding: Round 2

The woman who was able to get the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court to require Parliamentary approval of the Brexit referendum has started a new crowdfunding campaign in light of Prime Minister May’s call for June snap elections. Gina Miller is … Continue reading

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