What do Edward Snowden, Corn Exchanges, erotica for women and fish and chips all have in common?
They are just some of the topics that feature in the first issue of Contributoria, the new crowdfunded collaborative journalism platform launched last month.
Backed by the Guardian Media Group (GMG), Contributoria allows its community of journalists and interested readers to decide what articles they would like to see written and support each pitch accordingly – with the community involved in all stages of an article’s development.
The underlying aim is to enable the creation of transparent, high-quality collaborative journalism that might otherwise not have been produced.
I spoke to editor Sarah Hartley about how Contributoria is making collaborative, transparent journalism work.
You can read the interview and more about Contributoria here