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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


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. Matt was one of Creative Sydney’s top 100 new talents (2010), in a Eureka Prize-winning ... Read more

Melissa Sweet
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 c... Read more

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 Aust... Read more

Alan Crabbe

Alan Crabbe is the co-founder and director of Pozible. He introduced crowdfunding to Australia and the Asia Pacific. With his background in web application design, Alan and his co-founder built the Pozible platform that is used by thousands of creators to fund new creative projects and ideas. Alan p... Read more


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