What Beacon's failure means for crowdfunded journalism
from Media Shift
First it was Spot.Us, then Contributoria and now Beacon. All three crowdfunding platforms specialized in helping news organizations and independent journalists raise money to support their work — but all three have shut down since the start of 2015, joining Emphas.is, Vourno and Indie Voices as unsuccessful experiments in journalism-specific crowdfunding. Beacon's recent announcement that it would cease operations at the end of October came as something of a surprise.
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