So what's next? Spot Us will be a nonprofit to test a new business model - community funded journalism.
After Assignment Zero, Jeff Howe hired me as his research assistant for the upcoming book "Crowdsourcing." One area that I researched in-depth and became fascinated with was the chapter on 'crowdfunding.'
I learned the narratives of Kiva.org, Prosper, Chip-in, DonorsChoose, Fundable, SellaBand and more. It was in the thick of this research that I began to wonder how this revolutionary business model could be applied to journalism.
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