German journalists launch crowd-funded magazine

June 13, 2014

(AP)—A group of German investigative reporters have succeeded in raising enough money through crowd funding to launch a new online magazine.

The project hit its target of 900,000 euros ($1.2 million) after one month, shortly before the deadline Friday.

The 28 journalists behind the project, called Krautreporter, claim tabloid-style journalism is creeping into serious online publications and say "many media are more interested in clicks than stories."

Supporters, who each pledged 60 euros, will receive at least four in-depth, ad-free articles a day for a year and event invitations.

The model follows similar projects in the United States and the Netherlands. Germany's media industry has come under heavy economic pressure from falling revenues and the rise of free online publications in recent years, leading to several closures.

Explore further: Cutting-edge Slovak media paywall seeks to expand abroad

More information: Website: www.krautreporter.de

Related Stories

Germany's top-selling tabloid to introduce paywall

May 27, 2013

Europe's top-selling newspaper said Monday it will introduce a paywall for part of its online offerings starting next month. Main news stories will remain free of charge online, but a subscription will be required to view ...

Facebook woos journalists with 'FB Newswire'

April 25, 2014

Facebook launched Thursday FB Newswire, billed as an online trove of real-time information for journalists and newsrooms to mine while reporting on events or crafting stories.

Recommended for you

Smart home heating and cooling

August 28, 2015

Smart temperature-control devices—such as thermostats that learn and adjust to pre-programmed temperatures—are poised to increase comfort and save energy in homes.

Smallest 3-D camera offers brain surgery innovation

August 28, 2015

To operate on the brain, doctors need to see fine details on a small scale. A tiny camera that could produce 3-D images from inside the brain would help surgeons see more intricacies of the tissue they are handling and lead ...

Team creates functional ultrathin solar cells

August 27, 2015

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria has developed an ultrathin solar cell for use in lightweight and flexible applications. In their paper published in the journal Nature Materials, ...

Interactive tool lifts veil on the cost of nuclear energy

August 24, 2015

Despite the ever-changing landscape of energy economics, subject to the influence of new technologies and geopolitics, a new tool promises to root discussions about the cost of nuclear energy in hard evidence rather than ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.