Community Funded Reporting
This is one of
134,134,653,324 ideas
• We can experiment with networked
  reporting, new editorial structures,
  storytell...
Why Experiment?

• Rule of the Internet: Cheaper/
  Easier to try than to debate
  about trying.
• Stems from “Agile and I...
Collaboration
• Content is King and is the most important.
•   Collaboration is Queen and is the most powerful
Foundation for Collaboration
• Trust: Work with folks you can trust
• Never forced: In interest of all parties
• “Buy in” ...
Community Funded Reporting!
• Distributing the cost of hiring a reporter
  across many different people.
You can steal this idea!
• No joke: There are several ways - ask me
  how.
What Does it Look Like?
The Theory of Donating
    •   People donate to NPR all the time. What’s the big deal?



Throwing money over a wall




 ...
Transparency and Control
What YOU can do.

• Get involved.
• Journalism is not passive.
• Spot.Us only works if our society gets
  passionate about...
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  1. 1. Community Funded Reporting
  2. 2. This is one of 134,134,653,324 ideas • We can experiment with networked reporting, new editorial structures, storytelling tools, p data base journalism and more.
  3. 3. Why Experiment? • Rule of the Internet: Cheaper/ Easier to try than to debate about trying. • Stems from “Agile and Iterative” Fail early, fail often - try again.
  4. 4. Collaboration • Content is King and is the most important. • Collaboration is Queen and is the most powerful
  5. 5. Foundation for Collaboration • Trust: Work with folks you can trust • Never forced: In interest of all parties • “Buy in” with decision makers • Key liaison: Somebody from all parties tasked to project • Commitment of time/resources or money. Doesn’t need to be all three • The story/project: Must be at the heart of everything.
  6. 6. Community Funded Reporting! • Distributing the cost of hiring a reporter across many different people.
  7. 7. You can steal this idea! • No joke: There are several ways - ask me how.
  8. 8. What Does it Look Like?
  9. 9. The Theory of Donating • People donate to NPR all the time. What’s the big deal? Throwing money over a wall vs......
  10. 10. Transparency and Control
  11. 11. What YOU can do. • Get involved. • Journalism is not passive. • Spot.Us only works if our society gets passionate about journalism.

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