Crowdfunded journalism – what will readers fund?

20 May

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Knight News Challenge winners pondering

Knight News Challenge winners pondering

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An interesting observation from David Cohn, who’s been doing some very important work at Spot.Us.

David Cohn of Spot.Us says: “We have begun to see a pattern among the pitches that do and do not get funded… The best way I can articulate it is that stories which have a concrete anchor to a geographic or ethnic community do better. Stories that are lofty, more analysis-based or consumerist tend to flounder. In short it comes down to relevance and original reporting.”

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