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Crowdfunding Journalism: A report card

Crowdfunding has been used to raise money for charities, visual artists and individual writers. What about journalism? Every year, the New News surveys how crowdfunding has been used to pay for the hard work of public interest journalism, as big newsrooms lay off staff.

With Kelly Briggs (@TheKooriWoman and Croakey), Matt Levinson of Get Up and Alan Crabbe of Pozible. Chaired by Melissa Sweet, Croakey.

Supported by the Public Interest Journalism Foundation


Portrait of Matt Levinson

Matt Levinson

Matt Levinson leads media and social media campaigns at GetUp!, was previously a senior adviser to Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, and communicated CSIRO’s climate adaptation and sustainable cities research.

Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet is a public health journalist, author and founder of the public health blog Croakey. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Canberra (researching Indigenous health and journalism), an adjunct senior lecturer in the Sydney School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, and chair of the Public Interest Journalism Foundation.

Portrait of Kelly Briggs

Kelly Briggs

Kelly Briggs writes about First Australian issues from an intersectional feminist viewpoint. Kelly is a supporter of First Peoples Self Determination and has been published in the Guardian, New Matilda, Croakey and the Hoopla. She was the winner of Social commentary blog of the year 2014 by the Australian Writers Centre for her blog and is currently working on an anthology piece for Indigenous X.

Portrait of Alan Crabbe

Alan Crabbe

Alan Crabbe is the co-founder and director of Pozible. He introduced crowdfunding to Australia and the Asia Pacific.

New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism

How do you pick true news from fake news? How would diversity in senior and junior positions change the news we report – and how we report it? And does state politics need to be theatrical to be interesting to journalists?

Hear from some of the brightest minds in the media at this three-day series of discussions and workshops on the present and future of journalism. Including Brett McLeod, Katharine Murphy, Emma Alberici, Julian Burnside and more.

New News is presented in partnership with the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne, and Monash University.



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