A Sustained Cooperative Funding Toolset for Online Publishing

Germany Project type: medium taz, die tageszeitung. Verlagsgenossenschaft eG


The project will build upon the taz’s owner/reader community’s strong commitment, and will introduce numerous reader-friendly initiatives for both short- and long-term support, including voluntary subscriptions and/or crowdfunding native to taz.de. The project will develop an open source solution to enable also other online news publishers to introduce a flexible voluntary scheme of payments and other types of support from readers to the publisher. 

The solution

Our vision is to create a set of funding mechanisms for content that are in line with our cooperative ownership and ideals – a “paywall with a human face.”

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