Civil Just Launched. Will it Fly?

By Jessica Clark
5 October 2018

For those wondering how the much-ballyhooed blockchain economy might help to bolster funding for nonfiction media, the launch of Civil is a proof-of-concept moment. This first-of-its-kind network of news organizations just opened the sale of CVL tokens—a digital coin that supporters can buy to either donate to participating newsrooms or play a role in deciding how the network itself should evolve. For an entertaining take on how the project has come about, check out the nail-biting Zig Zag podcast, which features Manoush Zamarodi and Jen Poyant, who quit their stable jobs at public radio station WNYC to take a risk on joining the Civil experiment. See an interview with Civil's head here.

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