For News Organizations
How and why to use it!
How Does it Work?
•Freelance reporters upload pitches.
•Can be a freelancer of your choice.
•You can get involved on editorial if
no other news organization already
is. Just ask! (email@example.com)
BONUS: If you put down half the cost of
reporting - we will try to raise the other half.
You’ll get ﬁrst publishing rights.
No One/Right Way to Use Spot.Us
Use Spot.Us to....
• Don’t fundraise - use it to ﬁnd new
• Fundraise for a journalism event.
• Double your freelance budget.
• Raise money for a fellowship/internship.
• Crowdsource reporting “Assignments.”
Ask us about possibilities.
• Individual donors never make editorial
• Spot.Us only applies editorial oversight
upon request. Otherwise we’re hands off.
• Participating news organizations only
asked to apply same rigor as they would
to any other project they undertake. But
to be transparent in that process.
What’s in it for You?
•Access to high quality content you can republish.
•The ability to double your freelance budget.
•Introductions to new talented freelance writers.
•A more meaningful relationship with readers.
Much easier to explore this space through
Spot.Us then to build a dynamic fundraising
system yourself. Trust us ;)
Advice on Using Spot.Us
•You have the audience - the hard part to
fundraising is taking the ﬁrst initiative.
With a large enough readership,
one can easily fund a pitch. You
just have to....ask.
To discuss the approach: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now is the Time to Be Bold
We love meeting other folks
in the news world - never
hesitate to contact us!