RJI Futures Lab update #103

Choosing a crowdfunding platform, and seeing what people near you are reading


PART 1: Picking a crowdfunding platform

Several online tools have made it easy to ask for money to support any endeavor. We evaluate three such tools – IndieGoGo, Kickstarter and Patreon – to help you decide which might be right for your journalism-related project. 

PART 2: Shuffle app

Among the noteworthy features of the algorithmically driven Shuffle news app is an ability to tap a button and see a list of stories being read by other people nearby. We find out how it works from Shuffle Product Development Lead Adam Wojtonis. 

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