Satirical news show gets real after failed Scottish independence referendum; meet funding goal in hours

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The hosts of satirical news show “Dateline: Scotland” have launched a Indiegogo campaign to create a real broadcast news show to cover news from a Scottish perspective following the failure of a referendum to declare independence earlier this month.

With the campaign only three days old, the no-longer-funny fundraisers have managed to bring in £32,009, or 320 percent of an original £10,000 goal. The campaign has another 58 days to go.

Click here to see a complete list of Dateline: Scotland episodes.

“We set out to parody a failing, inept media in Scotland but it turned out that the joke was on us. It turned out that that media managed to swing the biggest democratic decision Scotland has ever faced,” said co-host Jack Foster. “We’re pretty sure that the time for small-scale projects has past and if we want to take on these media giants we can’t just do it from a Twitter account or a YouTube account or even a really good blog.”

In response to overwhelming support already shown for their own campaign, the former “Dateline: Scotland” crew suggested people also donate to Freedom TV, an independent news broadcast for Scotland that also started an Indiegogo campaign following the failed referendum.

Launched one week ago, Freedom TV’s campaign has already exceeded its funding goal and now sits at 112 percent to goal with 54 days left.

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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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