Civil is a Marketplace for Sustainable Journalism
Civil will launch in Spring 2018.
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Civil's mission is journalism: supporting it, distributing it and protecting its ideals.
The Civil community will govern key decisions across the entire marketplace.
We’ve developed an ethics guideline that outlines basic journalistic standards to which all members of the Civil community must adhere.
Meet the Newsrooms
A diverse marketplace for local, international, investigative and policy journalism
Block Club Chicago
The only independent outlet delivering reliable, nonpartisan coverage of Chicago's diverse neighborhoods. From the team behind DNAinfo.
Independent coverage of a multi-billion dollar industry. Investigative features on the complexities that come with legalization & deep-dive industry reporting.
Dedicated coverage on the day-to-day lives of immigrant New Yorkers and how they're impacted by the decisions of people in power.
A place to say the things nobody else might say and to listen for the things we haven't heard yet. Led by former Gawker / The Awl editor Tom Scocca.
Like an alt-weekly. But alt-daily. And local to the world. Brought to you by leading voices from the New Yorker, LA Times, The Village Voice and others.
We're trying to solve an ambitious challenge, and we can't do it alone. We've partnered with some of the best in the business to build out our platform and utility token model.
Civil has raised $5M in capital from and works closely with ConsenSys, the world's leading Ethereum venture studio. We've also established deep partnerships with media advisory, cryptoeconomic and legal firms to ensure that we're built for the long haul.
What others are saying
To push back against fake news, Civil gives newsmakers a platform to create ad-free, inalterable journalism that’s immune to outside interests… and supported by readers.
Civil promises to use [blockchain technology] to build decentralized marketplaces for readers and journalists to work together to fund coverage of topics that interest them, or for those in the public interest.
Civil is trying to take a quantum leap beyond [existing efforts to fix journalism]: It’s not just inventing its own platform for news and journalism, it’s also inventing its own currency.
Civil aims to come up with a new way to finance independent journalism without relying on advertising, a mission that looks more important by the day.
But now, from the ashes of one of those local news outlets—DNAinfo Chicago—a new non-profit neighborhood news website with the same mission has emerged. And it’s powered by blockchain technology.
A new ecosystem: Using blockchain to build a journalism marketplace.
Civil is [building] a future that will lead to a rise in impartial journalism, quite possibly in a way never seen before.