Can You Still Spot.us? Crowdfunding Pioneer Slumps Under APM
Posted: 12/19/2012 | By: Marianne McCarthy | PBS
Crowdfunding has skyrocketed in the past couple of years as entrepreneurs bypass traditional keepers of the purse and instead appeal to individual donors to help get their projects off the ground -- and journalists have taken notice. Dogged by a lack of jobs and slumping wages, writers, producers, photographers and other content creators have joined the fray. As a result, crowdfunding has launched the careers of many independent journalists and helped keep others afloat, especially freelancers and news non-profits.