Tag: business

Crowdfunding News and the “News Mutual Fund”

Crowdfunding News and the “News Mutual Fund”

I’ve been looking lately at some of the “crowdfunding” models for journalism, in which audience members donate money to specific stories whose production they want to support. Here’s my idea for a “news mutual fund” – a concept slightly different from the crowdfunding models I’ve seen so far. One well-known crowdfunding project for journalism is …

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Making a Subscription a Source of Pride

Making a Subscription a Source of Pride

“Engagement” is a buzzword in discussions of the survival of print media. In a world of shiny digital objects that distract readers from traditional print media, readers have to be more engrossed and invested in their uses of print, both within the print product and when they visit affiliated Web sites. (I wrote about this …

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Rethinking Independence and Our Media

Rethinking Independence and Our Media

What is true independence? From a rethinking of the term for our contemporary challenges, Beyond Independence, by Robert Jensen and posted today at Zspace: …we all know that we are not independent beings but profoundly interdependent with each other, other organisms, and the non-living world. The task is to create a system that gives us …

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