Protests broke out in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of Michael Brown. Readers asked us how to get an independent journalist to the scene:

So we created a page to let readers fund journalists in Ferguson:

They responded:

We put out a call for journalists on the ground, letting them know readers and funding were available.

They responded:

And immediately started creating original, on-the-scene coverage:

And even ended up on the BBC:

Reader support grew, and Peter Tinti was able to fly to Ferguson:

You might know Peter from these places: 

Peter — along with Michael, Mariah and Brittany — are on the scenes creating more original reporting. But you can help keep this going. 

Fund journalism from Ferguson, and help make sure these stories keep getting told.