Alastair Thompson, editor and co-founder of Scoop Media says the online news organisation now has a “fighting chance” after reaching a crowd-funding target of $50,000 on Pledge Me to establish the Scoop foundation for public interest journalism. But the longevity of the project is far from guaranteed at this point.
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Scoop reaches Pledge Me target, but the fight’s not over
Scoop Foundation launches to fund journalism under threat
Journalism is under “significant threat” from commercial interests, says Scoop Media founder Alastair Thompson, who last week launched the Scoop Foundation to give public interest journalists a sword to fight with.