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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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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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You Don’t Know How Much Money I Have !

Spike Lee, who thought he was going to get a free 6 minute plug for his Kickstarter campaign, testily refutes Bloomberg reporters’ suggestions that he doesn’t need the money and is taking potential funding away from struggling film makers. Although … Continue reading

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