Has The Time Come for Community Funded Reporting?

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David Cohn

Jun 15, 2010, 1:34:53 PM6/15/10
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We are seeing more and more examples of "community funded reporting."

Here are some recent ones: http://blog.spot.us/2010/06/14/community-funded-reporting-its-time-has-come/

In this post I also try and give a rough definition of "community
funded reporting."

What do you think? Am I wrong? Am I right? How would you define
"community funded reporting" in opposition to something like micro-

Would love to hear stories from folks that are trying things with
success or failure.

David Cohn

Joe Banks

Jun 15, 2010, 3:36:57 PM6/15/10
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Hi David:
Here's a happy story regarding the public's interest in quality
journalism. This is kind of a reverse of your approach, where a private magazine looks for public dollars to fund three projects at $5,000 each:

They just surpassed its fundraising goal.


As for the Canadian version of Spot.Us, it will be called Gojournalism.ca and will be launched in July. We will be using your template and have engaged a Ruby developer to complete the transformation.

David Cohn

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