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6AM runs six sites in four states across the Southeast, in areas “where they are not big enough to have multiple daily papers, yet they are big enough to have a huge life force and a huge heart.”
There seems to be some momentum among those with deep pockets to address the local news crisis. But if that money appears, where should it be directed?
Kickstarter is also walking away from its attempt at Patreon-like recurring support: “You and I both know it’s going to take more than a drip of money to help journalism.”
“The model is designed to reward engagement and loyalty. We think those things are the currency of publishing in the future, that relationship with the consumer. The better you do at that, the better you do under Scroll.”
“For those who purchased tokens, first of all, thank you. We’ll offer full refunds.”
“We’re not the enemy. This is a really shitty industry for writers.”
The American Journalism Project, led by two top nonprofit news veterans, aims to propel $1 billion in annual investments to mission-driven local news outlets.