"I want people to start trying, because it's all an experiment:" David Cohn

Source Editors Weblog on October 8, 2010 0 Comments
Community funded journalism, David Cohn, Digidave
"I want people to start trying, because it's all an experiment:" David Cohn," Editors Weblog, Oct. 8, 2010.

Media entrepreneur David Cohn presented his non-profit community-funded journalism site Spot.Us at the 17th World Editors Forum in Hamburg in a session on how to monetise journalism. He said that network reporting was a good area to experiment in, because it is

"cheaper and easier."

The concept of this community-funded "news platform" (rather than news outlet) Spot.Us is that members of the public can donate money on the topics that he wants to be covered, when the sufficient amount of money has been provided by readers, a reporter is commissioned to write an article about this.

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