Beacon-Newsweek partner to cover rape on college campuses

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Following partnerships with other major news projects like Huffington Post and a well-known Bitcoin operator, Beacon has partnered with Newsweek to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

The campaign hopes to raise $20,000 by Nov. 26 to allow Many Van Deven to report on rape on college campuses.

Other news outlets that have used the site to crowdfund since it was created about a year ago include Center for Investigative Reporting, TechDirt and Texas Tribune.

The most talked about of the campaigns thus far may have been the Ferguson Fellowship with the Huffington Post to keep reporter Mariah Stewart in Ferguson, MO for a year following the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Critics of the fellowship are missing the point, said Mathew Ingram of Gigaom.

Then and now, Ingram said, if you’re thinking about the money alone then you’re missing the most.

Transparency was a driving force in Newsweek’s involvement, according to a post published Tuesday.

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Khari Johnson
Khari is founder and editor of Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism. He also writes about bots and artificial intelligence for VentureBeat. He has built news startups in the U.S. and Europe for the last decade.

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