TITLE

Crowdfunded Reporting: Readers Pay for Stories to Be Told

AUTHOR(S)
MADRIGAL, ALEXIS
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Spring2009, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the news Web site Spot.Us. The site's unique approach to online journalism finance is described. Journalists propose story ideas which are posted on the site. Their reporting is then directly financed by visitors to the site who wish to see the story published. The author, a journalist both on Spot.us and for the periodical "Wired," states that this means of financing, while controversial, is no less a threat to journalistic ethics than the problems posed by conventional, advertising revenue-supported mass media.
ACCESSION #
37792607

 

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