Community-Funding: The Future of Journalism? (Update: Poll-Results)

(PC’s Project)

OR: Spot.us Our Paycheck!

How much would you pay for news?

Will the community fund journalists to "digg deep" in the future? ©pc britz

Will the community fund journalists to "digg deep" in the future? ©pc britz

Nothing, since you can get it online for free? That’s what worries journalists about the changing media landscape!

What if somebody was looking into what really interests you? What if YOU could tell a journalist where to digg? Sound any better? Getting your wallet ready?

Spot.us is a platform that pitches news stories to get them funded by “the crowd”. This is an audience who actually cares about a topic – so much, they are willing to invest money into it. And this is why the model might work. David Cohn founded Spot.us in November 2008 and the site has been running succesfully since.

My story:

Spot.us appears to be an example of a new biz (or rather non-profit) model that is becoming part of the future of news. Will business even remain a part of journalism?

I will interview David Cohn to find out more about the business side of Spot.us, its potential for the future of news and to ask him:

WHERE IS MY PAYCHECK?

YOUR part:

Of course, I have many questions for Dave – way too many to cover. So for the last 48 hours “the crowd” had the opportunity to pick among a number of questions I had thought of. Here is what “the crowd” always wanted to ask Digidave:

The Poll (results)

Poll Results - Questions for David Cohn from Spot.us

Poll Results - Questions for David Cohn from Spot.us

Dave will answer the top questions via Video and I will weave them into my video story.

More updates will follow as the story develops. I’ll keep you posted!

pc britz

  1. You are all in trouble…. I don’t know the answer to any of these!!!!!

    jk jk….

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