News Digest Writer

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Job Description

The idea to gather and summarize on a regular basis interesting articles on the subject of venture capital from https://news.google.com/ and produce a condensed and rewritten version of them as News Digest.

The News Digest should be anywhere between 800 to 1200 words.


Target audience is people interested in finding funding for their creative projects.



This is NOT a "how to" or "what it is" article - this is a news digest, read carefully the instructions below before you bid!

1) The News Digest should be a short summary of the latest and greatest news (8 to 10 news items). Each news should have a HEADER followed by 4-8 lines of brief summary of the news.

2) No introduction is required, just headline followed by short interpretation of the news.

For example:


+ Crowdfunding Citizen Journalism in Cairo with Indiegogo

The media collective, Mosireen which was born out of the sheer efforts of the activists eager to document the Egyptian revolution online, in downtown Cairo offers training and relevant equipment to citizen journalists for the same. Ever since the violent street protests, about 21 months ago drove Hosni Mubarak from the presidential palace, loads of readers are acquainted with Mosireen’s work.

From depicting true, gruesome pictures of street battles, violence, they have now moved on portraying serious social issues- healthcare, cleaner environment for the Egyptian citizens, justice to torture victims and similar ones that torment the citizens. To keep alive the spirit of independent reporting, Mosireen has been engaged in crowdfunding drive on Indiegogo and have successfully raised $30,000. With a call for donation, they would like to expand their activities to the other parts of Egypt and carry on with the expanding archive of the revolution.

+ Hurricane Sandy and Crowdfunding Rescue Operations

With super storm Sandy, playing havoc with life and property, the time is all about providing the best for the affected people in crisis. Fundly, HelpersUnite and GoFundMe, the crowdfunding pages are offering emergency cash to people worst affected by the hurricane is working in full swing to help those who need it the most. The storm has left the entire North East devastated with almost 40,000 people homeless and dozens dead and will take time to recover.

As the initial shock diminishes, the affected families will need long term help and financial support from friends, community and organization to come back to mainstream life once again! The support through the social platform will make a difference in these crucial times. If you are interested to make a difference, you can go ahead with crowdfunding projects like GoFundMe- that will empower individuals to do the right thing when they need it the most.

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Skills: journalism, training

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