Act Now to Buy Your Piece of BP Oil Spill Coverage!


Another news outlet, looking to fund specific stories via direct appeals to readers. Via Craig Newmark, of Craigslist fame:

Hey, I'd encourage you to check out The Faster Times, a new online newspaper, which is trying to find ways to reinvent the newspaper model.

They're trying to raise funds, $1500, for a special report on what's happening to animals in the Gulf oil spill situation.

All they ask is for you to email in your pledge amount to If they don't raise the full $1500 in pledges by Tuesday, you won't be asked to follow up on your pledge.

Fund a worthy story and do your part to kill off old media, all with a single check!

I wrote about the intersection between citizen journalism and microfinance last week.