Spare some change? How asking for $1 can help fund local news

photo-1024x768 (6)

One criticism of crowdfunding journalism sometimes heard from more established journalists is that it seems like begging, but a San Francisco Public Press campaign that asked for the change in your pocket propelled the quarterly newspaper toward $21,000.

The result of the 30-day Pedal-Powered News campaign: Nearly half of about 1,000 donors donated $10 or more and more than double the set goal.

Read the full story at knightfoundation.org.

Related Posts

These Russian crowdfunding campaigns despise (and ... Title: Watching You, Watching Me. Credit: Todd Huffman. http://bit.ly/1Bw5x3O The American government lies. The Russian government lies. Whi...
Cólon: New media is now better than mainstream med... A bank clerk at work after a night of riots in Athens, Greece in December 2008. | ANDRÉS MOURENZA A little over a month ago, the magazine Revista ...
Knoxville Mercury might be a phoenix; laid off edi... Knoxville, Tenn. at night. Credit: Frank Kehren. Want to see a shredded non-compete clause? Visit the Knoxville Mercury’s Facebook page. It’s a no...
These independent filmmakers are amplifying their ... Hollywood may be the film mecca of America, but about two hours south of Tinseltown there is an emerging film scene in San Diego, Calif. And KP...

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.

NO COMMENTS

Leave a Reply