How Spot.Us Works
• Can ‘give back‘ to Spot.Us
members getting rights to
• Anyone can create a story tip.
• Quality content for lower price.
Community • Groups form to ‘pledge’ resources.
• Licensed under CC if nobody
buys exclusivity - owned by all.
Can create story ideas.
News Organizations Reporters
Can invest in future content Pitch the public
• Reporters write a contract for
• Matches Peer Review
editor or news
hire (a pitch).
Spot.Us • Groups form to ‘donate’
Organizes a marketplace
Organization formed one year ago. Site
launched eight months ago.
• Startups should be called rampups
• Collaborations are key, but are also a
• Remain agile and iterative
The Theory of Donating
•People donate to NPR. How is
Throwing money over a wall