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Saturday, December 6th, 2008, David Cohn’s invention to crowdfund journalism with micropayments, is hiring a community organizer.  It’s a brilliant idea and one I have always thought central to my Representative Journalism concept. You can hear me talk about it in the pitch I made to PBS president Paula Kerger. I have called the position a network weaver.  [...]

PBS’s MediaShift Gives Nod to Representative Journalism

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Our Representative Journalism project is part of a larger story by Mark Glaser at PBS’s MediaShift. We get top billing with David Cohn’s Spot.Us. It’s an article you will want to read.
You can read my full responses to Glaser’s email inquiries here. Launches: Does It Pass Clay Shirky’s 3 Rule Test?

Monday, November 10th, 2008, David Cohn’s innovative site to help fund journalism projects via crowdfunding, launches today. Here is the idea in four bullet points:

People submit tips
Journalists pitch stories
People fund pitches or journalists to do the stories
Stories are reported

Clay Shirky in his book Here Comes Everybody (Chapter 11), lays out three rules for successful social action sites like [...]

David Cohn Happy to Be in New York Times, But…

Monday, August 25th, 2008

What a nice way to wake up; this from David Cohn, founder of, which is his concept to fund quality journalism:
I woke up Sunday morning, checked twitter and was instantly referred to a New York Times article “A Different Way to Pay for the News You Want.”
It seems Spot.Us became the focus of an article that, [...] Builds Relationship with Representative Journalism

Friday, June 27th, 2008

David Cohn and I have been exchanging ideas for months about his project for funding journalism projects and my Representative Journalism project for getting communities journalists. Now both of us are moving from the talking stages to the action stages. Both and the RepJ.Net have been funded.
Now the RepJ.Net is about ready [...]