Tag: crowdfunding the media

by Richard Swart

Crowdfunding has come a long way since 2008, when a group of UC Berkeley MBA students launched Indiegogo. It’s now a multibillion-dollar industry growing literally exponentially and worldwide. My research suggests crowdfunding will grow more than 100 percent in 2013, and according to various industry sources, it grew 60-80 percent in 2012. And while the [...] more »

by Carla King

This crowdfunding author success story is part of our PBS MediaShift series on crowdfunding. This author crowdfunding segment is an interview with author Allan Karl who funded his book “FORKS: Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle. A Quest for Culture, Cuisine And Connection” using the Kickstarter platform. Also read about: Pubslush Author Janna Leyde: “He [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The premise of a recent investigative report from the NPR Planet Money team is pretty old school actually — track a product from beginning to end. In this case, it was a T-shirt followed from a cotton farm in Mississippi to its final place on someone’s back, with a stop in tragedy-riddled Bangladesh in between. [...] more »