PANEL 1: Face the case – creative funding in action.
Lindsey Hoshaw is a freelance environmental journalist based in Boston. After receiving an M.A. in communications from Stanford University she lived on a boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for a month to write about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch for the New York Times (see: “Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash.”)
All reporting costs were crowd-sourced through the Knight News Challenge-winning website Spot.us. Donations from across the country paid the $10,000 reporting costs to get Lindsey to the middle of the ocean for on-the-scene reporting. Lindsey continues to freelance and her work has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Forbes and Scientific American among other outlets.
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