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Journalists Crowdfund To Control Their Destinies

Fake News attacks by you-know-who, lack of advertising, the cost of newsprint, acquisitions by private equity that have squeezed costs (i.e., journalist salaries and jobs) have changed the landscape for print journalists. In order to survive, many are turning to … Continue reading

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Truth Squad Crowdfunds Successfully

The election has been good for the news business contrary to claims of a dishonest press. Politifact’s Truth Squad has crowdfunded over $100,000 in 16 days from over 1,000 contributors. Both the New York Times and Washington Post have seen … Continue reading

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Journalism Crowdfunding Site To Shutter

Beaconreader.com, a journalism crowdfunding portal, is shutting down, following in the footsteps of several other journalism sites. No reason was given. Started in 2013, “it’s backed several high-profile journalism projects, including The Huffington Post’s $44,626 Ferguson Fellowship, The Texas Tribune’s … Continue reading

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