Kickstarter Gives Journalists a Category of Their Own

Tip of the Week


There’s been plenty of talk circulating about Kickstarter’s new rules.

But a change that has generated less of a splash is that as of June 11, Kickstarter added Journalism to its growing list of categories and subcategories. (The other new category announced is Crafts.)

Considering journalism has been knocked about and turned inside out (thanks, Internet), this is good news because — to borrow from the best — it gives journalism a metaphorical “room of its own” (thanks, Virginia Woolf).

The category includes books, magazines, web publications, podcast, investigative or photojournalism, photo essays, and even live tweeting events.

If you launch a journalism project on Kickstarter, in solidarity Mediabistro’s 10,000 Words wants to give it a boost. Just tweet them your project @10,000Words or put it in the comment section here.

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