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It’s how many communities fund libraries, build airports, or pay for hospitals. Could it also pay for local news?
“We wanted to focus on neighborhoods and we wanted to have a membership model. We didn’t get to do it our way at DNA, at least on the business side. So we said, ‘Let’s just do it our way now.'”
“This is all going on in my apartment. My kids were small and running around, there were always interns here. And then that spring, we were nominated for a really big award.”
A Kickstarter campaign aims to raise $500,000 before January 8 to try to buy back and relaunch, which will be owned by a newly established nonprofit Gawker Foundation.
The platform focuses on ongoing support rather than one-time projects.
A lot of startups have wanted to be “a great place for writers.” Longreads appears to actually be succeeding at this.
“We want to use print as a public statement…to create something that people are proud to be seen with in public.”
“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.”
“That’s part of the strategy. Make the funnel as big as you can, make people really excited about supporting your content, and then you have a relationship to work with and follow up on.”