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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Save Gawker.com


This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Gawker was willing to chase stories that other outlets considered too risky or salacious. But the truth is often inconvenient, and Gawker’s work isn’t done. We want to dig deeper. By setting ourselves up as an ownerless, advertiser-less, non-profit media organization, the editorial team will be able to do what they do best.  Many stories that Gawker began to pursue years ago are finally getting the widespread attention they deserve. Stories about Bill Cosby. Kevin Spacey. Louis CK. Harvey Weinstein. Terry Richardson. James Toback. Bill O’Reilly. Roger Ailes. Donald Trump.  More than a dozen Gawker Media alumni are involved in this project.

The Gawker Foundation is a non-profit with a dual mission:
1.) Preserve the Gawker.com archives and make them accessible.
2.) Relaunch the site under the stewardship of former editors, new writers, and an entirely membership-funded model.

As of December 15th, this project has raised $7,000 of their $500,000 goal. This project has 24 days left to raise the $500,000 or it will not be funded! For a pledge of $10, you will get project updates.  For a pledge of $50, you will get an inaugural membership.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2136064924/save-gawkercom?ref=home_new_and_noteworthy

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