Creative Grassroots Fundraising for Journalists and Media Makers

Session Date: 
Fri., April 5, 2013:
10-11:30 am
Room: 
Governors Square 16
Activity: 
Journalism and Public Media

Grants are great, but increasingly journalists and media makers are relying on grassroots fundraising models that deepen their connections with their communities and turn their fans into funders. This panel will review innovative, community-based efforts to break the cycle of dependence on commercial ads and fickle foundations. Considering everything from crowd-sourcing to collaboration, panelists will discuss how community media makers, indie journalists and others can use inventive strategies and new platforms like the Awesome Foundation and Kickstarter to rally grassroots funding.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good