Guardian Teams With Kickstarter to Amplify Journalism Crowdfunding

By Aine Creedon Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is collaborating with UK news enterprise The Guardian to highlight and amplify independent journalism projects trying to get off the ground. Kickstarter has created a new category on their site dedicated to crowdfunding journalistic efforts. Past journalism-focused efforts have not had an accurate category to be placed in, decreasing their potential reach to funders. “We look forward to not only reading the outputs from this partnership but also watching to see if other companies may attempt similar collaborations in funding independent work. In this particular instance, it seems the reader/funder is in the position of managing editor. We are not so sure that will equate to strong journalism. Time will tell.” Read the full article here: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/24351-guardian-teams-with-kickstarter-to-amplify-journalism-crowdfunding.html

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