(via U.S. Journalist in Libya Finds Audience Via Kickstarter)
Rachel Anderson, a brave 26 year old journalist from North Dakota is changing the framework of journalism which has remained stagnant for far too long. Using Kickstarter, she is attempting to stay in Libya and continue reporting while her readers continue to fund her project online. She projects web casts and articles every week. This model allows journalists to be true to themselves and enables readers and audiences around the world to choose and support the journalists they like most. In addition, Rachel is training young Libyans to become reporters themselves so that when she leaves their is a group of people ready to continue reporting. Talk about making journalism sustainable.