Knight News Challenge Gives $3.5m in Grants

The latest round of Knight News Challenge grants is out. The theme this year: strengthening the Internet. Among the 19 projects funded are mapping Internet ownership in Europe; new measurement tools for online censorship and rights violations; and verification and collaboration tools.

Source: Knight Foundation

Posted on: June 23, 2014

Kickstarter Adds Official Category for Journalism

Kickstarter, the big crowdfunding platform, has finally added a separate category for journalism projects. "It’s more important than ever to make sure journalists have the tools and resources to try new things," the site announced, "whether they’re professionals looking for innovative ways of funding and sharing their work, or ordinary folks with a hunger to tell the stories around them."


Posted on: June 14, 2014

Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites for Fundraising

Crowdfunding, or collaborative funding via the web, is one of the standouts for growth in this evolving collaborative economy. The Crowdfunding Industry Report by Massolution put out data showing the overall crowdfunding industry has raised $2.7 billion in 2012, across more than 1 million individual campaigns globally. In 2013 the industry is projected to grow to $5.1 billion.

Source: Forbes

Posted on: May 13, 2013