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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...

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...

As the media industry continues to evolve, news organizations throughout the globe search for new ways to stay in the game. Unfortunately, surviving in a...

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

Hoping to improve government accountability by making it easier for citizens to access and digest the details of legislation, Joshua Tauberer, an open government...

Kickstarter plays a central role in the crowdfunding universe, but it is not the sun. The crowd is the sun. Kickstarter is a big...

With hopes of keeping Ferguson Fellowship recipient in the St. Louis suburb for another year, Huffington Post posted a plea on its front page Friday. With...

In recent years, a boom of global political fact-checking organizations has blossomed. The latest: Chequeado, a five-year-old fact-checking operation at the Buenos Aires-based open data outfit...
Previews of Whitewash, a project to create crowdsourced gamification of investigative journalism. Credit: Muck Rock.

A few weeks back, Though the Cracks interviewed Michael Morisy, founder of Muck Rock, a website that allows people to crowd fund and collectively...

There isn't a free press in Britain: mainstream media is dominated by a small number of oligarchs – politically motivated owners – subverting our...

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