This reporting project wants to get environmental investigations out of PDFs and white papers and to the people affected

Who is the audience for investigative journalism about environmental crises in the Global South? Often, it’s not the residents of those countries themselves. Such reporting, especially when it’s done by nonprofits, can end up trapped in white papers and PDFs with little chance of reaching a broad audience. The Gecko Project — an investigative reporting…

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Knight shares what it’s learned over 10 years of the Knight News Challenge (and announces eight new winners)

Ten years, 190 projects, and $49 million later, the Knight Foundation has released a report about what it’s learned over a decade of funding the Knight News Challenge. It’s also giving eight previous award winners a combined $4.5 million in new funding for new projects. (Disclosure: Nieman Lab also receives funding from Knight.) Among the…

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Kickstarter’s new product, Drip, lets people charge subscriptions for ongoing projects

National Observer is no stranger to successful crowdfunding campaigns. The Canadian investigative news outlet launched its first Kickstarter in 2014, raising 53,040 Canadian dollars (USD $41,615) from 741 backers to produce 140 stories on the conflicts associated with Canada’s tar sands. That was followed by a 2015 campaign that raised CA $80,939 from 574 backers…

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