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When crowdfunding journalism falls short, figure out why: lessons from Venezuela

Not every crowdfunding effort is going to meet its goals. That's why it's key for media entrepreneurs to be able to reflect on what could've been done differently, as did Venezuelan news site Efecto Cocuyo.

Jordy Meléndez | July 19, 2017

How a Colombian political news site learned to avoid common crowdfunding mistakes

La Silla Vacia was one of the pioneers of crowdfunding journalism in Latin America. Over multiple campaigns, they've learned what works best (and what doesn't) when asking an online audience to fund journalism.

Jordy Meléndez | July 18, 2017

What four news sites learned from running crowdfunding campaigns

A series of case studies by SembraMedia looks at what worked — and what didn't — when four independent news sites decided to launch online crowdfunding campaigns. 

Jordy Meléndez | July 17, 2017

Local news sites can find crowdfunding success: a lesson from Mexico

Journalists who run independent news sites may be wary of launching their first-ever crowdfunding campaign. As Mexico's Lado B learned, there's much that can be done to ensure a campaign's success. 

Jordy Meléndez | July 17, 2017

7 business models that could save the future of journalism

While the digital age has disrupted the ways in which news organizations earn money, there are a number of innovative new models that can help quality journalism survive.

Mandla Chinula | June 19, 2017

How to finance your next journalism project through crowdfunding

Journalists who have financed projects via crowdfunding discuss the elements of a successful campaign.

Clothilde Goujard | March 09, 2017

How an independent news site in El Salvador raised $27,000 in crowdfunding

El Salvador's El Faro found success with crowdfunding — making it one of the first Central American news sites to do so. Here's how digital media startups can replicate its success.

Jordy Meléndez | February 27, 2017

How a small news site successfully ran Croatia's first media crowdfunding campaign

In an encouraging sign of the potential for crowdfunding campaigns to support local journalism, an independent Croatian media site attracted hundreds of backers to support their reporting. Here's how they did it.

Lela Vujanić | February 07, 2017

How Internet crowdfunding is driving journalism forward

Journalism’s shift to crowdsourcing funds, Kuwait’s increased control of online media and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | January 22, 2016

How Press Start aims to support media freedom on a crowdfunded budget

Using crowdfunded contributions from readers, Press Start will allow journalists in countries with limited press freedom to be more independent.

Sam Berkhead | December 18, 2015

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