The answer to both questions is no. Newsrooms that run on the Civil protocol retain full independence. They determine their revenue model, they retain full autonomy over all business and editorial decisions (including hiring journalists, changing subscription fees, etc.). Similarly, the Civil Media Company does not take any direct cut of transactions between readers and journalists. Civil’s model is predicated on taking the proverbial “middleman” (third-party publishers, advertisers) out of the equation, and letting journalists focus on serving their readers above all else, without third party pressure.
Articles in this section
- Are newsrooms able to change their charter after they launch?
- Who wrote Civil’s Constitution?
- I don’t want to subscribe yet, but how can I support a journalist or a newsroom that I like?
- Can I read Civil journalists and articles on other websites?
- What are credibility indicators?
- How do I know if an article is trustworthy? Can I read the journalist’s bio?
- What’s the process for applying to become a Civil Newsroom?
- How did Civil select its initial Newsrooms?
- How do I support articles?
- Are all articles on Civil going to be behind a paywall?