Tag: kickstarter

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Why Social-Media Shaming Is OK (BuzzFeed) 2. How Facebook’s new sound notifications could boost engagement (ReadWrite) 3. LazyTruth tackles false claims in email chain letters (NiemanLab) 4. Incubator Science cracks the Pinterest code with new analytics tool (VentureBeat) 5. Kickstarter-backed journalism startup Matter publishes [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Mastering the art of disruptive innovation in journalism (Nieman Reports) 2. After outburst on Twitter, The Times reinforces social media guidelines (NYT) 3. How to make your journalism project succeed on Kickstarter (Nieman Lab) 4. Twitter’s first act of censorship [...] 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 »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Sheryl Sandberg becomes the first and only woman to join Facebook’s board (Huffington Post) 2. Microsoft now must figure out how to monetize newly bought Yammer (TechCrunch) 3. Wired and The New Yorker pull back on Flipboard (Advertising Age) 4. [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

We’ve all heard the heart-warming stories of inventors and creators who couldn’t get their ideas funded, and then turned to crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo to raise the money they needed. And then there are the other-worldly stories like the Pebble smart watch that raised millions on Kickstarter. While you might kick in [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

Need $40,000 to produce a local documentary? Just ask your audience. That’s what filmmaker Sam Mayfield did, for a film she’s working on about last year’s protests in Madison, Wis. In a blog post on January 13, she wrote: We are currently trying to raise $40,000 of our $200,000 budget through Kickstarter, the online fundraising [...] more »

by Jesse Young

This post is a guest post in response to a MediaShift story by Simon Owens that detailed how one novelist bypassed a publisher to raise money on Kickstarter. In this case, things didn’t go quite the same way. Chances are you’ve never heard of Nick Miller. He’s a writer, but you won’t be able to [...] more »

by Simon Owens

This week on MediaShift, we are exploring the dramatically changing publishing industry in our Beyond the Book special series. Stay tuned for more pieces like this one in the coming days. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter on e-books and self-publishing here. Click here to read the whole series Tim Pratt was confident enough [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The Mediatwits podcast is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry. Welcome [...] more »