Crowdfunding independent and freelance journalism: Negotiating journalistic norms of autonomy and objectivity

  title={Crowdfunding independent and freelance journalism: Negotiating journalistic norms of autonomy and objectivity},
  author={Andrea Hunter},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={272 - 288}
  • Andrea Hunter
  • Published 1 February 2015
  • Political Science
  • New Media & Society
In recent years, news organizations have been struggling to find viable business models, with many media outlets either closing or facing budget cuts, resulting in fewer journalists working with fewer resources. One solution that has been gaining momentum is the practice of crowdfunding. This move has been heralded as one that puts audiences in a position of power, in that they have a say in what journalists pursue, but how does the role of the professional journalist change when giving up some… 

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