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A quick overview of Spot.Us, a nonprofit that will pioneer community funded reporting.

A quick overview of Spot.Us, a nonprofit that will pioneer community funded reporting.


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  • 1. www.spot.us Community Funded Reporting
  • 2. An Economic Bummer • Enterprise reporting was traditionally bundled. • Falling subscription rates. • Web advertising doesn’t cut it. vendors. Lower rates + better advertising • More stories than reporters How can we keep communities informed?
  • 3. The Audience is Connected “If the news is important it will come to me.” - NY Times “My readers know more than I do” - Dan Gillmor “Everyone is famous for 15 other people” - David Weinberger “Citizen Journalism” is Great. But it’s not the only means of participation!!!