THE IMPACT OF CROWDFUNDING ON JOURNALISM

@article{Aitamurto2011THEIO,
  title={THE IMPACT OF CROWDFUNDING ON JOURNALISM},
  author={Tanja Aitamurto},
  journal={Journalism Practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={5},
  pages={429 - 445}
}
This article analyzes the impact of crowdfunding on journalism. Crowdfunding is defined as a way to harness collective intelligence for journalism, as readers’ donations accumulate into judgments about the issues that need to be covered. The article is based on a case study about Spot.Us, a platform pioneering community-funded reporting. The study concludes that a crowdfunded journalistic process requires journalists to renegotiate their role and professional identity to succeed in the changing… 

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