Alex Clark, founder of PressPatron and participant at The Civics and Media Project Workshop 2, has shared his crowdfunding idea as a way forward. Below is Alex Clark’s initiative:A key theme that has emerged throughout the Civics and Media Project workshops, has been the importance of embracing a diverse range of funding sources so that quality journalism can become sustainable.
One possible way forward is through the innovative use of crowdfunding, which is being explored by Alex Clark with the development of the PressPatron funding platform. Through PressPatron, readers will be able to use a single account to donate across a network of blogs and news sites.
The PressPatron funding platform was founded as part of a larger project, News Renewed, which hopes to improve the ways that journalism is created, shared and engaged with.
For more information, see Alex’s website at: www.fundingnews.co.nz