Wonderland's War

Investigating the Intern Economy

A project in New York, NY by ProPublica

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We want to travel to college campuses across the country, asking one key question: What's your internship story?
Backers: 717
Average Pledge Per Backer: $33

Funded: $23,711 of $22,000
Dates: May 28th -> Jun 27th (30 days)
Project By: ProPublica
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Latest News

Kickstarting journalism: Is crowdfunding the answer?

October 24th - via: alaskadispatch.com
Outlets from National Public Radio to ProPublica have turned to crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Spot.Us to help solve journalism's funding woes and make a bit of online buzz. But is this solution sustainable? (Read More)

ProPublica hires intern to investigate 'intern economy'

August 15th - via: usatoday.com
A highly publicized Kickstarter campaign by non-profit investigative group ProPublica funds student to travel the country and report on unpaid internships. (Read More)


June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to all of you, we've reached our $22,000 goal! THANK YOU!! Now the fun really begins. In the next week or two, we'll post the job description for our intern and begin accepting applications. Our goal is for our intern to start at the end of... (Read More)

Kickstarter Lessons for Journalists

June 26th - via: propublica.org
Twenty-nine days ago, ProPublica launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to hire an intern to help us investigate unpaid internships – an issue that has regained national attention with a flurry of new lawsuitsfollowing a key ruling against Fox Searchlight Pictures. (Read More)

A Kickstarter tip for journalists from ProPublica: Crowdfunding is a lot of work

June 26th - via: paidcontent.org
ProPublica, which just hit its fundraising goal for a Kickstarter project aimed at investigating the rise in internships in the U.S., says there are a few key strategies for producing a successful crowdfunding campaign. (Read More)

#ProjectIntern: We only need about $1,700 more!

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
19 hours to go, and we're so close! As I'm writing this, we only need $1,700 more to reach our $22,000 goal – and that gap is closing every minute. I'm writing now to you, our backers, to request your help ensuring this project we all care about... (Read More)

ProPublica Kickstarter to Pay Internship Intern

June 24th - via: nymag.com
As the unpaid-intern revolt kicks up once again, nonprofit newsroom ProPublica is raising money on Kickstarter to pay an intern of its own — $700 a week for sixteen weeks — to report on other, less fortunate amateur laborers around the country "in a meta/multimedia way." A $200 donation gets you a tote bag with an "eager beaver" on it, but they'll take $1 too. (Read More)

Final Stretch!

June 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Five days to go! And thanks to you lovely people, our project on the intern economy is 70 percent funded. We need to raise $6,500 by next Thursday, 6/27, to reach our goal, and make this important project a reality. And we need everyone’s help to... (Read More)

Unpaid Interns Win Suit Against Fox Searchlight

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, As backers for our project on the intern economy, thought you all might be interested to know that a judge has ruled Fox Searchlight Pictures violated federal and New York minimum wage laws by not paying two production interns on the set of... (Read More)

Podcast: The Story Behind Investigating Internships

June 11th - via: opb.org
Late last month, ProPublica launched a Kickstarter to cover the costs of hiring an intern to help with our internships investigation. Our intern will create a microsite on the intern economy, traveling around the country to collect interns' stories that will supplement and enhance our more traditional watchdog reports. But to do this, we need to raise $22,000 by June 27. (Read More)

Why ProPublica turned to Kickstarter for intern investigation

June 5th - via: journalism.co.uk
At US investigative non-profit ProPublica, the public is able to be very much involved. In editorial, for example, the community is encouraged to feed into investigation research, supported by the launch of an online page centred on opportunities to 'Get Involved'. (Read More)

The 1,000 Backer Challenge

June 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Help us get $10,000 from the Knight Foundation for our intern economy investigation! We’re about to hit 250 backers – and that means we also get $2,500 from the Knight Foundation (as long as we also meet our fundraising goal of $22,000). A huge... (Read More)

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