Kickstarter Campaigns Break Records

Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns in journalism, photography and documentaries all set records in April for the most money raised in those categories. Kazoo Magazine, focused on encouraging girls to be smart and strong, raised US$171,215 with 3,136 backers; The Trioplan soap bubble lens raised $556,000 from 850 backers; and a campaign to save Frank Zappa’s film vault, create a documentary, and unearth his unreleased music raised US1.13 million with 8,688 backers.   

Source: Through the Cracks

Posted on: May 15, 2016

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