Pactio: Where Loyal Readers Follow — and Fund — Their Favorite Reporters

There’s a new funding strategy in the works, built around the idea that quite a few reporters have loyal followings and their readers just might be willing to chip in a few bucks to keep them in the news business. But as more organizations turn to reader support for revenue — whether framed as memberships or as subscriptions — they might face stiff competition for their individual crowdfunding model.

A Program That Turns Doctors into Muckrakers

A new kind of journalism school is turning subject-matter specialists into investigative reporters. The University of Toronto has now trained 17 doctors and health professionals along with 58 other specialists to work as journalists, some of whom have quickly become award-winning reporters.