Tag: indiegogo

by Julie Keck

1. E-reading rises as device ownership jumps (Pew Internet) 2. Facebook and Instagram teaming up with NBC for Sochi Olympics (Jordan Chariton / Lost Remote) 3. Local legacy media struggles in the digital world (Tom Grubisich / Street Fight) 4. Vimeo turns to Kickstarter and Indiegogo to find and fund movies (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

Crowdfunding campaigns, when run well, can seem effortless, almost magical, if you’re watching from afar. Seeing the money and backers pile up, especially in the last phase of a campaign, can be breathtaking, when everyone is hugging and high-fiving. However, crowdfunding is not a walk in the park. Unless that park is covered with broken [...] more »

by Claire Groden

As traditional sources of funding for media become harder to come by, many digital media purveyors are turning to a new source: crowdfunding. The fundraising method has gained traction in a diverse cross-section of the industry, from musical productions to news magazines. Using websites such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter, some media initiatives are far surpassing [...] more »

by Carla King

This crowdfunding author success story is part of our PBS MediaShift series on crowdfunding: 3 Successful Authors: 3 Successful Crowdfunding Platforms. This author crowdfunding segment interviews author Penny Rosenwasser who funded her book “Hope into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears” using the Indiegogo platform. Also read about: Pubslush Author Janna Leyde: “He [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Crowdfunding site Indiegogo, launched in 2008, was a pioneer in helping anyone anywhere raise money from anyone in the world. While the site now has much more competition from venture-backed startups such as Kickstarter or niche sites such as CrowdSupply, Indiegogo has recently seen an uptick in high profile journalism-related campaigns. There was the “Crackstarter” [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

I’ll be using ScribbleLive for our live coverage of the NYT Global Forum event all day today. Check in throughout the day for updated tweets, quotes, photos and video. Mark Glaser is executive editor and publisher of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Turkish protesters use Indiegogo to raise over $50k for full-page New York Times ad (Mediaite) 2. Penguin CEO takes stand in Apple e-books antitrust case (Reuters) 3. Rob Ford crack video Gawker crowdfunded over $200k to buy might be ‘gone’ (Gawker) 4. US government asked AP for $1 million for secret email addresses (The Atlantic) 5. Tracing the online links between civic engagement [...] more »

by Eric Mark Do

Toronto-based freelance reporter Naheed Mustafa always paid her own way when she reported from abroad. But that meant that about 70 percent to 80 percent of what she earned went straight toward paying for the costs of traveling. Most news organizations don’t reimburse freelancers for travel costs, and the ones that do don’t offer a [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

Every few odd weeks or months, a story pondering the future of magazines resurfaces, generating an updated round of debate on this form of print media we aren’t ready to let go. While recent pieces like David Carr’s “Wondering How Far Magazine Will Fall“ may dampen the spirits of those still holding out for a [...] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

The idea of crowdfunding journalistic projects isn’t new, but it’s been in the spotlight recently. Take, for example, the media itself zeroing in on a successful Kickstarter project by Bobbie Johnson, a former Guardian technology correspondent, and U.S.-based journalist Jim Giles, whose work has appeared in The Economist, The Atlantic and New Scientist. Johnson and [...] more »