A new crowdfunding platform for high-quality journalism, the new visual social query app Jelly, finding the value in online comments and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:
Contributoria’s founders talk about why they are building an open community for crowdfunding journalism
Contributoria, a new site backed by Guardian Media Group, is an attempt to build an open community that allows journalists to collaborate on and crowdfund high-quality journalism. (GigaOm, 1/8)
Twitter co-founder unwraps Jelly, a visual social query app
Jelly, a new social question-and-answer service, is designed to connect people via their social networks and will compete with similar services such as Quora. (New York Times Blog, 1/8)
Futures Lab update #41: Retooling online comments
This week [The Reynolds Journalism Institute] shows five ways people are trying to make online user comments a thing of real value to both audiences and journalists. (Reynolds Journalism Institute, 1/8)
With redesign, NYTimes.com unveils native ad platform
The Times has been tentative about embracing the ad format, which has lately been embraced by other online publishers but is controversial because of its resemblance to, and risk of confusion with, editorial content. (AdWeek, 1/8)
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