spot.us / community funded reporting

Over lunch today spot.us was mentioned. It is an open source project to pioneer “community powered reporting.” Through Spot.Us the public can commission and participate with journalists to do reporting on important and perhaps overlooked topics. Contributions are tax deductible and they partner with news organizations to distribute content under appropriate licenses.

Interesting!

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  1. COOL! Glad you like spot.us. I’m the founder and always happy to answer any questions you might have.

    In fact, you can support a story FOR FREE. Just click “free credits” on a pitch you like and take a brief survey – it’ll fund the story of your choice free to you. Just a few minutes can create real funds for a journalist of your choice. It’s like advertising except – we let you decide how the advertising dollars should be spent.

    Always happy to get feedback.

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