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