About Center for Media Change

Center for Media Change, Inc.
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization
San Francisco, California

The Center for Media Change, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that enriches our culture and strengthens our democracy by facilitating the creation, development and use of new Internet-based business models to preserve the economic and professional viability of journalism.”

ReelChanges.org, which was created by Hal Plotkin, pioneers online public funding of quality-screened documentary films and is made possible by grants from Google, Inc., the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Public Media Innovation Fund, The Public Broadcasting System’s Major Markets Group, and people just like you. Read More.

Spot Us“, which was created by David Cohn, allows an individual or group to take control of news by sharing the cost (crowdfunding) to commission freelance journalists. Spot Us is made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Full Circle Fund, and the Charles Schwab Chartiable Trust. Read more.

Our mission is to make sure that journalism survives the death of so many of its institutions,” — Spot.us founder David Cohn.

With your support, we can help the American people find their voice and develop a more authentic and representative media, – ReelChanges founder Hal Plotkin

Board Members

Contact Information:

Center for Media Change, Inc

David Cohn                                               Hal Plotkin                                        Marc Smolowitz
President and CEO                                  Chairman of the Board
david@spot.us                                          hplotkin@plotkin.com


David Cohn links:

New York Times Covers Spot.Us: A Different Way to Pay for the News You Want.

KRON-TV Channel 4 Interview: Spot.Us Founder David Cohn

David Cohn’s PBS Mediashift Idealab Blog

David Cohn’s Personal Blog
Hal Plotkin links:

Spread Spectrum Broadcasting: Freeing the Airwaves and the Broadcast Industry
From Unnecessary Government Intervention and Control.

Big Media, Journalism and Politics: How the Corporate News Media Has Altered the
Role of the Journalist in American Civic Life.

Junk Media: Big Media Corporations Increasingly Dish Junk to Build Audiences. What
Else Can They Do Given Their Old Top-Down Business Model?

ReelChanges.org: Homepage Fully Populated.

PBS IdeaLab Q&A: Interview with ReelChanges.org Founder Hal Plotkin

Other activities:

The Center for Media Change, Inc. also conducts policy and economic research and produces print and online
publications and services that foster the preservation of a free, independent and adequately-financed news and
information media.




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