News Startups

News startups made by media entrepreneurs with help from crowdfunding.

It's been said that intrepid reporters burn a lot of shoe leather. Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins built a news startup and burned his fair...

The Miami-based Knight Foundation announced today that it will match donations made to some of the best-known news startups, investigative outfits, and nonprofit newsrooms...

During a crowdfunding campaign and before the release of a single issue of Anxy, editors of the magazine shared their own trauma, abusive behavior,...

What started out as an idea over dinner has now raised more than $13,000 for a public newsroom. City Bureau, the Chicago-based journalism lab, was...

Through the Cracks has not shied away from saying Kickstarter is important, but it's not the only crowdfunding platform. As I said in a piece...
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I went to the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) recently and it was everything a news nerd like me could hope for. In 15-20 minute intervals,...

The idea came together sometime around 2 a.m. "Someone just said 'let's do this.' We just committed and decided failure is not an option," said Samantha Harrington. That's...

A successful crowdfunding campaign is bringing Londoners a new bi-monthly publication that will feature stories on interesting local people and places, with a strong...

There was a class during his time at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, in which Thomas Brennan had tears in his...

  Along with Through the Cracks contributor Robert Moreno, last week I attended a workshop about new digital storytelling techniques and experiments that might come into play in the future...

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