Telegraph teams with "crowd-sourcing" journalism effort
Posted by David Brooks | Friday, June 22, 2012
In an example of innovation - or maybe desperation - The Telegraph is sort of teaming up with a crowd-funding site called Spot.US to expand its coverage of the Bronstein Apartments, a low-income complex in the city that might be torn down to make way for a new road.
A local blogger who has written for the paper has made a pitch at Spot.US, which operates like Kickstarter but exclusively for journalism projects. She is seeking $1000 to go with $1000 that The Telegraph would pay for a series of stories, photos, videos, blogs, etc. You can see her pitch here.
This is her idea, and it's a very cool one. It's a way to mix crowdfunds and traditional money to support deep and wide journalism, which avertising-supported news organizations can't always handle these days.