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Crowdsourcing long-form journalism

Posted on | April 1, 2013 | No Comments

This is cool (via Joshua Gillin at Poynter):

The Big Roundtable, which is more than halfway to its startup goal of $5,000only two days into its campaign, promises to provide digital distribution to story pitches that can’t find outlets via traditional print publishers. The project plans to provide 1,000-word excerpts to a committee of readers, which will then read the story and decide if it’s worthy of being distributed via email. The stories will be sent to another group of readers, repeating the process to determine if it’s a successful selection. The story will then be sold to readers for $1 a copy.

We’re staggering toward solutions. That’s the good news.

(Read the rest of the piece at Poynter).

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