Swing state stories: Freelancer gives voice to the ‘backbone of our democracy’

Election

These days, journalists looking to sink their teeth into a juicy assignment don’t wait for publishers to fund their pet projects. Instead, they’re turning to crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, where users fund creative projects that spark their interest.
One such…

How to Crowdfund a Book on Kickstarter

Driven_ to help his daughter and help change the world by Jon _Driven_ Singer — Kickstarter

Kickstarter is used by a wide range of entrepreneurs looking to design, build, and sell innovative products that require upfront funding. Many of the most popular Kickstarter products to date have been technology related, such as ways to improve the…

Crime Reporter Scott Anderson on Crowdfunding a Book Through Kickstarter

Scott Anderson, author of Shadow People

Last fall, we covered several Kickstarter campaigns by journalists and other writing types. Now that Scott Thomas Anderson’s book, Shadow People: How Meth-driven Crime is Eating At the Heart of Rural America, is fully funded and available via Amazon, we…

This Week’s Headlines: Murdoch Steps Down, Matter Gets Funding

Yet another fortysomething journalism figure passed away this week, and Here’s a look at this week’s notable headlines in the journalism and media industries:

Comedy Central announces publishing division: Comedy Central has announced the launch of a publishing division and…

Newsmotion, a Soon-to-Launch Multilingual Journalism Platform

With traditional publishers struggling for survival, crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Spot.Us are shifting the way journalists and other creatives finance their work. We’ve previously covered some of these campaigns. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Newsmotion, an ambitious new…

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