Media brain trust talks crowdfunding in journalism

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Earlier today I had the great privilege to take part in a Twitter chat hosted by PBS Media Shift. Using the #EdShift, each week the

Using the #EdShift, the chat was led by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver and included commentary from journalism professor Mark Johnson of the University of Georgia, Rodrigo Davies, a researcher of crowdfunding at Stanford University, PBS MediaShift’s Social Media EditorJulie Keck and PBS MediaShift Executive Editor Mark Glaser.

Here are the questions I asked:

And here’s a collection of tweets from the conversation put together by MediaShift.

Some of these questions remain unanswered. Look for Through the Cracks to explore some of the answers in the future. Any additional thoughts are of course welcome in the story comments.

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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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