Netherlands-based news startup De Correspondent has raised more than $1 million through crowdfunding for a U.S. version of its reader-driven news model. It is to be noted that the U.S. version is launching with a focus on inclusion and diversity. It is part of the “10 founding principles”.
Started by Wijnberg in September 2013 with a similar fundraising campaign, the startup has more than 60,000 members. Also, its team of journalists spends around 40 per cent of their time talking to readers about what they should cover.