Fri, 24 July 2009
Interview from July 9, 2009 with David Cohn, the Founder of Spot.us. Spot.Us is a nonprofit project pioneering “community funded reporting.” Through Spot.Us, the public can commission journalists to do investigations on important, and perhaps overlooked stories.
David is a journalist turned entrepreneur who has written for Wired, Seed, Columbia Journalism Review and The New York Times. While working toward his master’s degree at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Cohn worked as an Editor at newassignment.net, which focused on citizen journalism and ways news organizations could explore the social web. He recently became a contributing editor at NewsTrust.net, a non-profit media literacy tool and news filter, and is the editor-in-chief at Broowaha, an expanding citizen journalism network.
You can read a transcript of the interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Direct download: Community_Funded_Journalism__Interview_with_David_Cohn_of_Spot.us.mp3
Category:citizen journalism -- posted at: 12:38pm PDT