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- Kickstarter’s new product, Drip, lets people charge subscriptions for ongoing projectsNational Observer is no stranger to successful crowdfunding campaigns. The Canadian investigative news outlet launched its first Kickstarter in 2014, raising 53,040 Canadian dollars (USD $41,615) from 741 backers to produce 140 stories on the conflicts associated with Canada’s tar sands. That was followed by a 2015 campaign that raised CA $80,939 from 574 backers...
- This Singapore-based startup tests Southeast Asia’s appetite for a member-funded journalism serviceMost of Southeast Asia’s legacy media are family businesses or for-profit entities controlled by conglomerates. But New Naratif, a new regional startup, is now testing the market for a paid membership approach to journalism via crowdfunding. Borrowing heavily from the ethos of De Correspondent, the Dutch news site that raised $1.7 million from 20,000 subscribers...
- PressPatron is getting readers to pay what they want for news — with an average one-time contribution of nearly NZ$50“People say you don’t value journalism because you’re not paying for the model, but I think the issue was they weren’t offered a model that resonated in the right way.” That’s the premise on which Alex Clark has been building his journalism revenue startup PressPatron. It’s his attempt to bridge the paywalls and subscriptions of...