“Slow Photojournalism”. Financing Projects Through Crowdfunding

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Igor V. Anisimov

Lecturer at the Chair of Photojournalism and Media Technologies, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

e-mail: igor.anisimov@gmail.com

Section: Media Economics

The purpose of this paper is to identify the characteristics of the present state of photojournalism and the changes in this profession in response to media digitalization. The increasing popularity of citizen photojournalism has led to a drop in demand for professional photographs making photographers seek new sources of financing. Having analyzed a number of indicators of crowdfunding schemes in photojournalism, the author concludes that this funding method is an attractive and sought-after tool for financing and implementing long photo projects, primarily for professional photojournalists.

Keywords: photojournalism, crowdfunding, slow photojournalism, citizen photojournalism
DOI: 10.30547/vestnik.journ.4.2020.148169


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