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Crowdfunding Journalism: A New Financing Model for Freelancers?

from journalism student Sarah Petz’s Indiegogo campaign to report in Uganda

Toronto-based freelance reporter Naheed Mustafa always paid her own way when she reported from abroad. But that meant that about 70 percent to 80 percent of what she earned went straight toward paying for the costs of traveling. Most news organizations don’t reimburse freelancers for travel costs, and the ones that do don’t offer a lot. Mustafa was looking for a more cost-effective solution, so she turned to crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise $15,000 to travel to Pakistan and Afghanistan for in-depth reporting on how its citizens are affected by…

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Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing

Kendra Scott and Pat Kiernan on 'Crowd Rules'- Image credit: CNBC Prime

A mélange of high-profile brands and personalities are trying to ride the coattails of the recent explosion in the popularity of crowdfunding. A few short years ago, crowdfunding, or raising large sums of money by soliciting many small donations, was an off-the-beaten-path grassroots movement largely relegated to artists. Not anymore. Crowdfunding has captured the attention of cable TV producers at CNBC and A&E, real-estate mogul Donald Trump and tech behemoth Google. Here’s a look at some of their recently announced high-profile projects: • New CNBC prime-time reality TV show Crowd…

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CNBC Gets Into Crowd-Funding Business With ‘Crowd Rules’

Crowd Rules

The New York-based series is the latest unscripted effort, debuting at 9 p.m. May 14, for the financial news network under the “CNBC Prime” umbrella. In each episode, three small businesses compete in front of an audience of 100 who vote to decide who wins the $50,000 grand prize. Jewelry designer Kendra Scott and NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan, along with an expert provide advice and help the studio audience — made up of MBA students, consumers and business owners — vote on which company takes home the money. “This idea…

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Crowdfunding Could Be New Model for PBS

PBS

Public Broadcasting (PBS) may have hit on a new way to fund programming by using crowdfunding. To fund an episode on climate change, the film-makers are turning to crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. If that’s successful, it could become a new model for PBS funding. Emmy-Award winning filmmakers Marilyn and Hal Weiner are raising funds to support the episode, Extreme Realities, in their continuing PBS series, Journey to Planet Earth. Matt Damon is hosting and narrating the one-hour documentary that investigates the delicate relationship between climate change, extreme weather events and threats…

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