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May 11, 2015

New Guides for Helping You Crowdfund Journalism

One of our partner sites, New Brunswick Today, recently completed a successful crowdfunding campaign. I talked with the editor there and went behind the scenes with Beacon, the platform they used. The American Journalism Review also profiled Beacon in a post this week. Two other good journalism crowdfunding posts were published recently too. The team behind the world record breaking campaign at De Correspondent penned “A short guide to crowdfunding journalism.” And Through the Cracks, a site dedicated to covering journalism and media crowdfunding efforts, offered “three tips for crowdfunding hyperlocal news.” I’m glad to see more attention being focused on specific strategies for local newsrooms. Over at Inc., Laura Montini writes that “crowdfunding success is twice as likely the second time around” because of the community you’ve created.

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