'Byline' is a UK-based start-up that helps support independent journalism around the world. With so much content available online, it can be difficult to find reliable news sources. This new platform relies on crowdfunding to encourage and promote independent journalism.
Byline was founded by Seungyoon Lee and Daniel Tudor as a means of offering an alternative to mainstream news media. The website operates as a crowdfunding platform where journalists can raise money to cover interesting topics. Writers can crowdfund an exclusive project or they can raise funds for an ongoing column. Upon completion of an article, journalists can reward their sponsors with credits at the end of a piece.
The goal of the website is to fund independent journalism in a world that is increasingly influenced by several large media conglomerates.