bonegolem is creating Deepfreeze.it
17

patrons

$41
per four weeks of work
My country has been dealing with the fallout of corrupt journalism for years.
But, today, journalism is facing a credibility crisis everywhere.

This is especially true for online journalism—an increasingly-crowded market, where ad-supplied revenue models offer slim margins and are progressively less efficient, while the raising phenomenon of crowdfunding is a source of potential conflicts of interest.
Some venues are increasingly forced to act as excitation machines to garner views—which can backfire hard.

The situation is even worse for game journalism.
Accusations of corruption can be found as far as ten or even twenty years ago—much before the medium was showered by scandals involving advertiser pressure, scandalmongering, conflicts of interest.

I created DeepFreeze.it as a reference resource for game journalism scandals, old and new—a subject I had previously covered with infographs.
The site is very unusual in its approach, and strives to use cleanly organized, strongly contextualized and neutrally-phrased entries to supply readers with the information to make an informed decision on what outlets to trust.
The site was started without any form of monetization, but it turned out to be a lot more successful than I could have anticipated, meaning a significantly increased workload.
I feel that the low amount of time I can afford to spend on DeepFreeze compromises the site's quality, update schedule but—especially important—its fairness.

After consulting with the always-helpful community, I decided to attempt to monetize the site, to increase the time I can afford to spend improving and updating it—in the hopes of eventually making it a more proper resource, capable of spending more effort on original research and structurally capable of accepting contributors. Eventually, I would consider it important to cover mainstream media.

This Patreon actually charges monthly. Changed it to "by creation" in order to be able to skip some months in case I take breaks. 

As the site attempts to be a resource for journalistic reliability, it strives to keep stricter ethical standards. As a result, I can't offer anything influencing the site's content as a reward for backers, and I would ask journalists not to donate to this Patreon—I will remove journalists if I recognize any.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per four weeks of work
11 patrons
Thanks to your support, it will be easier to keep DeepFreeze online and updated. I will occasionally post some content for backers a little before it goes online on the main site—for example, an excerpt or an infograph for an incoming article.
Pledge $3 or more per four weeks of work
1 patron
You can ask to be listed on DeepFreeze's support page (with your name or a couple of words), optionally with a link to your personal site, blog or social media account.
Links will have to be free of malware, excessive advertisements, or services like linkbucks.
Pledge $5 or more per four weeks of work
2 patrons
I will upload at least a few icons per month, and make them available to this tier of backers. Backers will receive the icons a little before they're uploaded to Nounproject, and I'm talking suggestions on what icons you'd like me to create next. Plus everything above.
Goals
$41 of $200 per four weeks of work
At or around this point, you can be considered at least partially my employers. I will start keeping a developer blog or something to that effect to be more transparent on the site's managing decisions.
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My country has been dealing with the fallout of corrupt journalism for years.
But, today, journalism is facing a credibility crisis everywhere.

This is especially true for online journalism—an increasingly-crowded market, where ad-supplied revenue models offer slim margins and are progressively less efficient, while the raising phenomenon of crowdfunding is a source of potential conflicts of interest.
Some venues are increasingly forced to act as excitation machines to garner views—which can backfire hard.

The situation is even worse for game journalism.
Accusations of corruption can be found as far as ten or even twenty years ago—much before the medium was showered by scandals involving advertiser pressure, scandalmongering, conflicts of interest.

I created DeepFreeze.it as a reference resource for game journalism scandals, old and new—a subject I had previously covered with infographs.
The site is very unusual in its approach, and strives to use cleanly organized, strongly contextualized and neutrally-phrased entries to supply readers with the information to make an informed decision on what outlets to trust.
The site was started without any form of monetization, but it turned out to be a lot more successful than I could have anticipated, meaning a significantly increased workload.
I feel that the low amount of time I can afford to spend on DeepFreeze compromises the site's quality, update schedule but—especially important—its fairness.

After consulting with the always-helpful community, I decided to attempt to monetize the site, to increase the time I can afford to spend improving and updating it—in the hopes of eventually making it a more proper resource, capable of spending more effort on original research and structurally capable of accepting contributors. Eventually, I would consider it important to cover mainstream media.

This Patreon actually charges monthly. Changed it to "by creation" in order to be able to skip some months in case I take breaks. 

As the site attempts to be a resource for journalistic reliability, it strives to keep stricter ethical standards. As a result, I can't offer anything influencing the site's content as a reward for backers, and I would ask journalists not to donate to this Patreon—I will remove journalists if I recognize any.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per four weeks of work
11 patrons
Thanks to your support, it will be easier to keep DeepFreeze online and updated. I will occasionally post some content for backers a little before it goes online on the main site—for example, an excerpt or an infograph for an incoming article.
Pledge $3 or more per four weeks of work
1 patron
You can ask to be listed on DeepFreeze's support page (with your name or a couple of words), optionally with a link to your personal site, blog or social media account.
Links will have to be free of malware, excessive advertisements, or services like linkbucks.
Pledge $5 or more per four weeks of work
2 patrons
I will upload at least a few icons per month, and make them available to this tier of backers. Backers will receive the icons a little before they're uploaded to Nounproject, and I'm talking suggestions on what icons you'd like me to create next. Plus everything above.