spot.us made the New York Times this week. Read the story, on an island of trash some 1000 miles of the coast of Hawaii, here.
What's interesting is that the travel expenses for the story were partially subsidized by spot.us, which we wrote about last year, here and here, just as it was kicking into gear.
The idea is this: a reporter pitches a story, and it goes out to, well, bid. Readers interested in seeing the story get done, contribute the bucks to make it happen.
An interesting take on financing journalism in this new age, yeah? bk