About this project
We did it - and we're still doing it!
We've raised over $15K in the past six weeks from backers including: Nicholas Negroponte, Sree Sreenivasan, Bill Adair, Dario Meli, John Cabot University and more!
Join them, and join us in bringing Worldcrunch Impact to life!
Help us continue to surface innovative solutions from around the world and share them as widely as possible! [Click "Back This Project" in the upper right-hand column]
"We admire what Worldcrunch is doing" - Solutions Journalism Network
"Interesting Kickstarter project" - MATTER
"It’s a smart idea" - Columbia Journalism Review
"Now go support them" - Rude Baguette
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There is something wrong with the news. Not all of it, to be sure, but the way our world is covered today is hotwired to be too fast, too thin, too loud. The clickbait and chatter drown out the best storytelling and smartest analysis, leaving a 24-hour feed of society’s ills with little room to even consider how to make things better.
What we want to do
Worldcrunch Impact will deliver solutions-oriented journalism of the highest caliber on one global development issue each month, with a selection of expertly translated and edited reportages from award-winning newspapers around the world, as well as digests of best practices from a vast array of countries and languages -- always delivered in clear, crisp English.
We want to open up a world of solutions to interested readers around the globe, to inspire and empower both concerned citizens and decision makers to address common problems in novel ways. We want to facilitate the spreading of ideas, by breaking down language barriers.
Who we are
We are Worldcrunch, an English-language global news startup launched two years ago in Paris. Our founding big idea is to discover and translate great stories from the best international publications to build a vibrant, multicultural new source for world news in English.
We believe Worldcrunch’s unique approach and partnerships with top publications around the world allows us to look for ways to not only uncover problems, but to address them.
UPDATE July 2: Since hitting our target, we're now working on a 4th dossier on global health. All the new money we continue to raise will go toward producing this extra dossier.
If funded, we will publish the first three Worldcrunch Impact collections online in September, October, and November. The order of the topics will be decided by you, this is what we're planning:
- Education Innovation: how technology is improving learning
- Future Farming: the organic revolution and its benefits
- Smart Cities: innovative urban advances making our cities more livable
Be clear: these first 3 topics are only the start. We are already working on ways to sustain Worldcrunch Impact in the long-term, but we'll need your help to get started!
How you can help
Anything you can give will be hugely appreciated by us, seriously! But you should know about how this all works, because with Kickstarter, unless we hit our goal we get $0, and Worldcrunch Impact stops before it even gets started.
That’s why we want to encourage you not only to give what you feel comfortable giving, but also to spread the word far and wide! The more people you share this with, the more of a chance we’ll have at realizing the project.
One more thing, although Worldcrunch is a subscription-based website, we want to make Worldcrunch Impact freely available to everyone. The whole point is to share solutions here, so limiting access to only paying customers just would not make sense. Indeed, the fact that it will be free is a big part of why we need your help to get this off the ground!
Get in touch
We’re here to answer questions and share enthusiasm, so drop us a line if you’d like to connect.
Risks and challenges
If we reach our goal we'll definitely have a lot of postcards to address and Albanian Blloks to send around the world!
The real hard work will be producing these dossiers, and thankfully we've already got a team in place that's well-experienced in unearthing great stories across the international media landscape. The challenge will be finding the journalism that focuses not only on the issues, but takes coverage a step further to share solutions. Surfacing and translating these stories will take time, and although we do plan to stick to our publishing schedule as best as possible, there is a risk of a slow week. But we plan to spread coverage on each topic out over the course of the month to maintain a steady flow of thought provoking pieces each week from different corners of the globe.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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