Tag: contributoria

by Dena Levitz

There’s no shortage of great journalistic content being produced right now. From video interviews to longform writing to entirely reimagined storytelling vehicles, journalistic creativity and heft are at a high. But how do you pay for it? Legacy media operations are still tinkering with their business models to incorporate new and old revenue streams in […] more »

by Angela Washeck

Matt McAlister, who serves as director of digital strategy at Guardian Media Group, had a vision for collaborative, crowdfunded journalism that would facilitate two different kinds of communities. That vision has become Contributoria, which allows independent writers to pitch stories that are supported by people who like their ideas. And the finished result ends up not […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. EFF changes position on #NetNeutrality: Recognizes FCC must act, but narrowly (Mike Masnick / Techdirt) 2. In Philadelphia, the Internet Archive is assembling a new way to monitor campaigns on TV (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 3. Increasing numbers of journalism startups turning to non-profit model, with success (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Before Facebook deal, WhatsApp was helping BuzzFeed and Shazam go viral (Liz Gannes / Re/code) 2. Om Malik joins True Ventures, steps down at tech site Gigaom (John Biggs / TechCrunch) 3. ‘House of Cards’ binge-watching: 2% of U.S. subs finished entire series over first weekend (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 4. For Ukraine and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Co-chief Eric Eldon leaving TechCrunch (Sam Biddle / Gawker) 2. Nook sales crashed by over 66 percent during 2013 holiday season (Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica) 3. Gabriel Snyder, former editor of The Wire, joins mobile news start-up (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 4. Contributoria founders on their open community for crowdfunding journalism […] more »