Online Journalism: Donations Accepted

Amid traditional media's bloodletting, nonprofit news outfits like Spot.Us are experimenting with community-funded journalism on the Web

The news business is in disarray. Thousands of journalists have been left jobless by deep cuts at Time (TWX), Gannett (GCI), Viacom (VIA), and other large media properties. Small newspapers and trade publications around the country are shutting down operations, and many that survive have eliminated bureaus, reduced printing schedules, or cut their print edition entirely.

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