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

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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 info@thefastertimes.com. 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.