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“Our idea was that we were going to create one of these things in a classic format and see if there was enough interest to sustain it.”
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“It’s not just about the idea, it’s about how you develop the sustainability of something as well.”
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The platform Beacon will match the first $500,000 Vargas can raise to support #EmergingUS, a news site that “lives at the intersection of race, immigration, and identity in a multicultural America.”
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“What Rolltape represents to me is an attempt to carve out a whole new digital space that requests a completely different kind of social interaction: sincerely, thoughtfully, slowly.”
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“My job is to take the money this company gives me to operate the newsroom, and do the best possible job I can of telling stories of the San Francisco Bay Area and northern California.”
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Two years ago, Beacon was focused on recurring payments and exclusive access. But it turns out that most donors prefer one-time payments and want the projects they fund to be widely available.
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MuckRock is also debuting project pages that will highlight groups of FOIA requests and let users follow specific stories.
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American Public Media has decided that Spot.us doesn’t work any more in today’s crowdfunding environment. But they also investigated what does — and laid out a model for others to use.
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