Amid Keystone XL pipeline controversy, Canadian news startup strikes again

photo-1024x768After a successful crowdfunding campaign last year to fund the long-term investigative reporting and award-winning Tar Sands Project, Vancouver Observer has again struck a chord with backers.

Perhaps propelled forward by star power (singer Grimes designed a T-shirt for the campain), a national award last year and President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline last month, it took National Observer a little over two weeks to hit a $50,000 goal.

10 days to go until the end of the campaign.

Vancouver Observer is now responsible for the #21 and #24 most funded campaigns in the history of Kickstarter’s Journalism category.

 

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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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