Huffington Post is crowdfunding a reporter

By Mike Fancher

The Huffington Post is using crowdfunding to pay for a fellowship to hire and train a community journalist in Ferguson. The project raises many questions but it breaks ground in terms of funding and coverage. Here is HuffPo’s explanation and an interview with the fellowship reporter, a 23-year-old freelance journalist and recent college graduate.

It’s an experiment worth watching.

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