A crowd-funded movie about crowdfunding? Capital C: How the crowd liberates itself seeks to explain how this new way of raising capital is changing the world and shaping the future. “Every day the number of innovators opting to leverage the power of the crowd (instead of relying on conventional forms of financing) is growing rapidly,” says the Kickstarter. The pitch quotes MIT Professor Eric von Hippel, who called crowdfunding “the biggest paradigm shift in innovation since the Industrial Revolution.“ The film has raised almost $76,000 in the two months it’s been on Kickstarter, and has just one week left to close in on its goal of $80,000.
The News Frontier
03:00 PM - May 25, 2012
The Kickstarter Chronicles
Community radio, burning-man culture, and a crowd-funded movie about crowdfunding
‘See you on the other side’ - Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism
#Realtalk: This is the best moment to be in journalism - The old stuff isn’t coming back, but that’s okay
Streams of consciousness - Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
Inside Google’s secret lab
We might deplore the practice, but posting pictures of our food online is a way to bring everyone to the table
“Every time the restaurant switched up its format, it got plenty of accompanying media coverage that let judges know they needed to return to see what was going on”
David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon commencement speech as a short film
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.