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NewsTilt was a short-lived content network built around individual journalists.
The site intended to create a network to serve as a platform for individual journalists and build community around them, similar to True/Slant. The site planned to function as a liaison between freelance journalists and publications, splitting money with writers. Ultimately, though, NewsTilt never developed significant audiences for its writers.
A Wall Street Journal interview with Paul Biggar about the site:
Spot.Us is a journalism crowdfunding project in which users can donate money to pay for the costs of specific stories they would like to see covered. Spot.Us was founded in 2008 by David Cohn and launched through a $340,000 Knight News Challenge grant. It was acquired in 2011 by the Public Insight Network, a division…