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!