Paige Williams is looking for more than a tip. She is a journalist who has worked on a story that hasn't been picked up by any of the standard media outlets. Now, she is self publishing the story on the web and looking for reimbursement of her reporting expenses.
You can read about the story here http://www.cjr.org/the_news_frontier/support_the_journalist.php?page=all
Be sure to click through to Paige's site to read the story itself.
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