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- On the Pactio platform, loyal readers follow and fund their favorite individual beat reportersA majority of Americans may find “the news media” broadly to be untrustworthy. But they feel differently when asked about the news outlets they regularly read. That’s a gap Pactio wants to address. “There’s been lot of frustration that trust in news organizations, and institutions, is declining, and the root of that problem is that,...
- Live life like a local: Whereby.Us adds two more cities to its growing rosterAfter raising more than $250,000 from readers-turned-investors and pledging to launch in 25 cities by 2019, local news parent-startup WhereBy.Us is now doubling its scale. Starting today, Ben DeJarnette (in Portland, the West Coast one) and Katie Johnston (in Orlando) are each spearheading new WhereBy.Us newsletters. CEO Chris Sopher said the company is on track...
- Want to write for Publish.org? Every step of the process — from pitching to edits to payment — will be openIf you want to write for the new collaborative, public journalism site Publish.org, you should be open to showing your work. The Publish.org platform, which had been testing its backend and workflow with a smaller group of writers in closed beta over the past few months, opened up last week to all contributors — people...