A Kickstarter for Journalism Enters the Big Leagues

By: Ricardo Bilton | Digiday

Journalism is expensive. As big publishers close bureaus and slash staff, they’re leaving major areas and big issues uncovered. And crowdfunding platform Beacon has been quietly picking up some slack.

While the site — a sort of Kickstarter for journalism — has been largely focused on helping solo writers fund their projects since its launch a year ago, it has more recently entered the big leagues, with mainstream outlets like The Huffington Post and popular niche site TechDirt tapping the platform for funding.

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