Friday, May 16, 2008

Spot Us: Crowdfunded Journalism

Spot Us is a non-profit organization that encourages community-funded journalism. Spot Us was chosen as a winner this week in the Knight News Challenge, taking home a $340,000 grant/prize.

Whats the scoop? With a focus on the community level, journalists and local residents will pitch stories, while Spot Us will seek funding from the crowd for potential stories. If enough funding is raised for a particular story, a journalist will be hired to cover the issue.

More information can be found at

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