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“Our big premise is, we’re trying to be an open news desk for the internet. At the end of the day, we’re just trying to fuel a healthier, more open ecosystem of journalism.”
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The Canadian news industry “has been in a long, slow, painful decline, and people are ready for solutions and to see something new.”
The platform focuses on ongoing support rather than one-time projects.
New Naratif, modeled loosely on the successful Dutch site De Correspondent, has started a crowdfunding campaign with the goal of signing up 3,500 members.
This crowdfunding startup wants to be the bridge between declining advertising revenues and paywalls with low conversion rates.
“As the company succeeds, so would those people. It actually buys in folks to the mission and success of the company rather than a specific project where you get a reward.”
“If you are to create community based on transparency, you also have to create community within your organization.”
“We’re a news site so we need to cover these things, but there’s not a lot of money to do everything. So we thought, maybe we could help solve this by using one of the main resources we have — our readers.”
“Political news, I think, is of the most interest right now, and so I think that that’s where we’ll focus at first.”