Tag: kickstarter

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 Julie Keck

1. Why Bill Keller left the New York Times to put a spotlight on criminal justice (Dara Lind / Vox) 2. Kickstarter campaign focuses on public radio (Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times) 3. Google has free speech right in search results, court confirms (Jeff John Roberts / GigaOm) 4. Uber executive apologises after suggesting […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Podcasting is quickly becoming a breeding ground for inventive content creators and radio producers striking out on their own. The medium has ebbed and flowed in popularity and presumed viability since its creation, but is having a heyday as key figures from radio are crossing over, striking out on their own, and even making money. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why disruptors are always white guys (Annie Lowrey / New York Magazine) 2. A Kickstarter for journalism enters the big leagues (Ricardo Bilton / Digiday) 3. MTV, Comedy Central to show up on Sony’s Internet-TV service (Edmund Lee / Re/code) 4. CNN raids Politico for growing digital politics team (Michael Calderone / Huffington Post) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. CNN to double digital politics staff for 2016 (Erik Wemple / Washington Post) 2. Commenters hate HuffPost’s new Facebook-only commenting system (Sam Kirkland / Poynter) 3. Kickstarter simplifies its rules and lowers the barrier for project acceptance (Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch) 4. 2015: The year there will be more cellular connections than people (Kevin […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. LeVar Burton gets $2 million via Kickstarter to bring back Reading Rainbow (Sam Thielman / AdWeek) 2. Turkey sentences Twitter user to jail for blasphemy (AFP / Yahoo News) 3. Here’s how 7 news orgs manage their Twitter and Facebook accounts (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. MIT Technology Review launches tiered subscription plan […] more »

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 Denise Lu

Getting people passionate enough to shell out money for an idea is no easy feat. Dan Pacheco, chair of journalism innovation at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, wanted to help student ideas become realities by introducing them to the power of crowdfunding. Pacheco created Kick it Up, an initiative to give projects already on […] 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 »