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Kickstarter Creates Journalism Category

kickstarterCrowd-funding site Kickstarter has launched a new category for fundraising: Journalism.

The site already has 993 projects that fit into the category ranging from books and photo essays to live tweeting events and digital magazines.

Drone on the Farm: An Aerial Expose by Will Potter is an investigative journalism piece that will use drone photography to see what industrial farms are hiding with ag-gag laws. Iran at the World Cup by Negar Mortazavi is a Twitter reporting project in which the author will will live-tweet “everything about Iran’s national team at the World Cup in Brazil; during their matches, trainings, and rest.” Bitcoin: The Past, Present, and Future by Daniel Fernandez is a book about the history and future possibilities of Bitcoin.

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