There are many interesting experiments underway for funding journalism
online, but Beacon Reader is one I pay attention to because it takes a collective approach
— those who want to support a specific writer can sign up and then get
access to the all of the rest of the work that has been funded through
the site as well, and their financial contribution is shared among all
of the writers.
Now the platform is launching a new feature: supporters
can back a specific topic as well, with the first one organized around the theme of climate change.