Spot.us plans expansion beyond Bay Area

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The Nieman Lab covers the planned expansion of Spot.Us, a really interesting and pioneering project in crowdsourced crowdfunded journalism. At this time, where everybody is discussing potential models for journalism to survive (or be funded), Spot.us takes an innovative approach. By the looks of this interview, it’s going well. Hopefully that’s not only true for the Bay Area…

Spot.Us, the non-profit experiment in journalism funded by readers, plans to expand beyond San Francisco by the end of summer, founder David Cohn tells me in the interview above. Seattle and Los Angeles are the most likely candidates for the site’s next iteration, and in the longer term, Spot.Us is looking to the east coast as well.

Read the rest of the story over at Nieman Lab…

In case you aren’t familiar with Spot.Us, here’s a video briefly explaining the basics:

Spot.Us – Community Funded Reporting Intro from Digidave on Vimeo.

Video sources: (1) Nieman Lab, Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. (2) David Cohn / Digidave, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

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