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The Miami-based Knight Foundation announced today that it will match donations made to some of the best-known news startups, investigative outfits, and nonprofit newsrooms...

What started out as an idea over dinner has now raised more than $13,000 for a public newsroom. City Bureau, the Chicago-based journalism lab, was...

As the media industry continues to evolve, news organizations throughout the globe search for new ways to stay in the game. Unfortunately, surviving in a...

There was a class during his time at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, in which Thomas Brennan had tears in his...

Hoping to improve government accountability by making it easier for citizens to access and digest the details of legislation, Joshua Tauberer, an open government...

Kickstarter plays a central role in the crowdfunding universe, but it is not the sun. The crowd is the sun. Kickstarter is a big...

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The Miami-based Knight Foundation announced today that it will match donations made to some of the best-known news startups, investigative outfits, and nonprofit newsrooms...

During a crowdfunding campaign and before the release of a single issue of Anxy, editors of the magazine shared their own trauma, abusive behavior,...

What started out as an idea over dinner has now raised more than $13,000 for a public newsroom. City Bureau, the Chicago-based journalism lab, was...

As the media industry continues to evolve, news organizations throughout the globe search for new ways to stay in the game. Unfortunately, surviving in a...

The Poynter Institute is on a mission to make your 40 (let’s be honest, it's way more than that) hours a week in the...

There are pretty pictures whose color or composition catch your eye, and then there are pictures with deeper meaning. Real pictures can changes lives...

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During a crowdfunding campaign and before the release of a single issue of Anxy, editors of the magazine shared their own trauma, abusive behavior,...

There are pretty pictures whose color or composition catch your eye, and then there are pictures with deeper meaning. Real pictures can changes lives...

Through the Cracks has not shied away from saying Kickstarter is important, but it's not the only crowdfunding platform. As I said in a piece...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McArsARTDUw It didn’t occur to me as possible but when Russia was a communist state, some people still went on vacation. The Soviet Union mandated...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/978426513/the-cancer-family-book-project/description One of our biggest fears is the passing of someone we love. We feel the impossibility of ever letting go. The only thing for...

A successful crowdfunding campaign is bringing Londoners a new bi-monthly publication that will feature stories on interesting local people and places, with a strong...

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The Miami-based Knight Foundation announced today that it will match donations made to some of the best-known news startups, investigative outfits, and nonprofit newsrooms...

During a crowdfunding campaign and before the release of a single issue of Anxy, editors of the magazine shared their own trauma, abusive behavior,...

What started out as an idea over dinner has now raised more than $13,000 for a public newsroom. City Bureau, the Chicago-based journalism lab, was...

Through the Cracks has not shied away from saying Kickstarter is important, but it's not the only crowdfunding platform. As I said in a piece...
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I went to the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) recently and it was everything a news nerd like me could hope for. In 15-20 minute intervals,...

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If you’re as big a geek about news startups as I am, you've probably heard about Demo Week at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism in New York City.

Riding the coat tails of the viral true crime podcast Serial, a spinoff podcast by three attorneys who believe Adnan Syed should not be serving a...

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas announced plans to run for president of the United States Monday. A day ahead of the announcement, The Texas Tribune...

Award-winning José Gutiérrez Vivó returns to broadcast journalism with news startup Collective Beat following a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Silencio, Collective Beat’s first program, raised $28,500 from 320...

In the lengthy saga that is #Gamergate, at least one chapter belongs to crowdfunding. Some of the voices in #Gamergate claimed journalists practiced poor...

  A while back I wrote a story about the art of The Ask and Alex Blumberg’s new show StartUp. The podcast is a naked portrayal...

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There are pretty pictures whose color or composition catch your eye, and then there are pictures with deeper meaning. Real pictures can changes lives...

Through the Cracks has not shied away from saying Kickstarter is important, but it's not the only crowdfunding platform. As I said in a piece...
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It's by no means a regular segment on Through the Cracks but every now and then we stop to recognize exceptional pitch videos. They...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McArsARTDUw It didn’t occur to me as possible but when Russia was a communist state, some people still went on vacation. The Soviet Union mandated...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/978426513/the-cancer-family-book-project/description One of our biggest fears is the passing of someone we love. We feel the impossibility of ever letting go. The only thing for...

Roughly one in four films shown at SXSW Film Festival this year were funded by Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Near 140 films were shown March 11-19...