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2011-05-11 bTucson.com has just been approved as a publisher for http://Spot.us, a pioneer of "community powered reporting".  

Actually it doesn't matter that we've been approved.  All stories community funded at Spot.us are licensed thru Creative Commons and could be published at bTucson.com anyway.  The approval lets us fund them at a higher level if we want to.

Ah - but the point for writers is, that you can pitch your story at Spot.us and get funded for doing the investigative journalism and quality writing you've always wanted to do.  They'll help you polish your pitch, and peer reviewers will improve the quality of your work.  And if it relates to Tucson, we'll publish it (possibly along with other media outlets).

If you'd like help with story ideas, feel free to contact me gvelez17@gmail.com (Golda Velez).  I'd love to bounce some thoughts around - what about the Ethnic studies issue, the whole battle with the legislature, some of the wonderful cooperatives in Tucson?  Anything local goes.""

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2011-05-25 Arizona Divided: Fund this story! http://spot.us/pitches/931-arizona-divided-where-to-from-here
Our first 'pitch' is up on spot.us.  Fund this story to help us pay people on the ground in Mesa to follow up on the Pearce recall effort.  

Spot.us provides peer review and editorial services to improve the quality of reporting on bTucson.com.  

Sponsors donating $10 or more will receive a one-month banner ad placement on bTucson.com in a category of your choice (some restrictions apply).

And heeere's the pitch: "When Gabrielle Giffords was shot and Tucson Sheriff Dupnik spoke out against 'vitriolic rhetoric,' Arizona state senator Russell Pearce called for the Sheriff's recall.

Today, Pearce is the one facing a successful recall petition.  This is the story of how Arizona's communities and organizations are responding to the divisions in our state, the struggles and successes of their initiatives so far.

The Pearce piece will be the first in a series about Arizona vs itself..." --gv

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