Feminist news startups are still kicking butt on Kickstarter

In a recent interview I was asked about trends Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism reporters have spotted since the site launched. The first thing that came to mind was the success of campaigns by women, for women to create things like longform publications and news startups.

We wrote a story about women journalists kicking butt on Kickstarter in February and in the past two weeks we came across two more excellent examples you should know about.

Mary Review

With eight days to go, Mary Review has raised more than $24,000 for the first issue of a general interest magazine.

Former Fast Company editor Jillian Goodman explained her thinking behind the publication in a Cosmopolitan.com post titled “Why I’m Starting a New Magazine Written and Edited Exclusively by Women.”

Chicas Poderosas

Chicas Poderosas‘ campaign to raise $10,000 ended successfully Monday. The organization has conducted training for more than 1,000 women journalists across Latin America. Chicas Poderosas has received more than $80,000 from various organizations to continue training, according to All Digitocracy.

You can hear more about Chicas Poderosas founder Mariana Santos in this recently released John S. Knight fellowship Journalism Challenge video.

Related Posts

Italian newspaper tries to revive and keep its war... As the media industry continues to evolve, news organizations throughout the globe search for new ways to stay in the game. Unfortunately, surv...
How do you think we can better serve storytellers? If you're a Through the Cracks devotee, you've noticed that you haven't received an email newsletter in recent weeks. That's because we're busy ma...
7 news startups that lift up democracy A rally in opposition to the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline on Burnaby Mountain, Canada. Photo by Mark Klotz. These are news startups whose work may imp...
Uncoverage, new site to crowdfund investigative jo...   Uncoverage, a website to help readers crowdfund investigative journalism, went live within the last week. The site was profiled by Ne...

Comments

comments

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.

1 COMMENT

Leave a Reply