How does crowdfunding journalism affect reader relationships?

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As crowdfunding becomes a more common method of funding, both for individual journalism projects and for independent media organisations, how does being paid directly by the audience affect the way reporters go about their work?

At record-setting crowdfunded media outlet De Correspondent, journalists work together with members to add more depth to stories.

But how does this relate to their funding, and do others think crowdfunding leads to a closer relationship with the audience?

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