04 January 2014
Contributoria is a community funded, collaborative journalism platform. It allows journalists to propose stories – along with how much it’ll cost to write/research them – and a community to back those proposals, follow them through to publication, and offer input.
Sarah’s written more about the project as an introduction to the first issue, explaining some of the goals and the business and publishing models for the platform. T
I came on board the project quite late, as a second pair of hands, to translate Dean‘s designs into front-end code, and start integrating them with Dan‘s back-end. I’m continuing to have some involvement at that level for a little while after launch, too; there’s still work to be done! But the seeds are sown.
It’s going to be interesting to see how Contributoria grows – its very much a ‘live’ project at the moment – and it’s been exciting to play a role in it, however small, at its inception. And, of course, an excellent team to work with – thanks to Matt, Sarah, Dan, Dean, and all the writers who’ve already joined in.
(This project was also known as Haddington around these parts.)