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The Future of News on Twitter

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You want to keep track of developments in the future of news? Are you looking for new journalistic business models? Want to see who is fighting to keep Journalism alive? Or do you need some helpful tips on digital journalism?

Check out our recommendations for Twitter follows in Digital Journalism and the Future of News!

Written by pc britz

June 9, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Crowd Funding Is a Piece of the Raft…

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… of the raft that will save journalism!

After hard hours of editing and format struggles, the finished work can finally be appreciated online. Incredible what you can do with the most primitive tools! Find my Video on community funded journalism and spot.us on youtube.

If you are curious to see the whole interview with David, check it out here.

Also take a look at how the story developed, how the question poll turned out, see my recap and what the story board for the video originally used to be.

Written by pc britz

May 29, 2009 at 2:59 am

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

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(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 dig? 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 that 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?

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Written by pc britz

May 19, 2009 at 6:22 am