Analysis of all Kickstarter projects related to Journalism:

Crowdfunding-Platforms for Journalists

Verspers received 6000 Euros in one year for six projects, 3 of them were succesful.

Journalist Outlets which used Subscription-Based Crowdfunding

Krautreporter raised about 1 Million Euro in Summer of 2014.

Direkt36 raised about 20.000 Euro in Winter 2015.

El Espanol raised more than 1 Million Euro in the Winter of 2015.

Equity-Based Crowdfunding Platforms with Journalism Projects

Edition F on Companisto raised around 200.000 Euros in Januar 2015.

Gimlet has raised 275.000 US-Dollar in 2014.

Reward-Based Crowdfunding Platforms with Journalism Projects

Journalism projects on Kickstarter

Since we added the Journalism category in June 2014, backers have pledged over $5.4 million to support nearly 2,000 independent journalism projects.

Crowdfunding success of long-reads on Kickstarter:

Narratively raised more than $50,000 in fall 2012. Matter, now part of Medium, brought in $140,000 earlier that year. The Classical, which can be considered a form of longform sports journalism, brought in $55,000.

Individual Projects

Uuden Maan-Sanomat on Mesenaatti raised 16.000 Euros.

Latterly on Kickstarter raised 12.000 US-$.

Uncoverage on Indiegogo raised 16.000 US-$.

Radiotopia on Kickstarted raised 620.000 US-$