Spot.us goes live

I’ve only had nice things to say about my friend David Cohn’s journalistic venture Spot.us, and I’m thrilled that today marks the official launch of his project.

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The premise of Spot.us is simple: journalists pitch a story, a community finds it important to fund that story, a campaign is built to commission it, and it gets written. Writes David:

The process of journalism should be participatory – and perhaps one way it can be made participatory is if the public has the opportunity to commission the journalism they want to see.

Sounds simple, but it’s a quietly revolutionary way of circumscribing the existing media economy. With our help, it could be a big success, and it could inspire other similar projects. Good luck David!

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