Civil in the news

Civil is the decentralized marketplace for sustainable journalism. The Civil Media Company has developed the Civil protocol, which will be controlled by a community of CVL token holders. The protocol will power a vast ecosystem of journalists, citizens and developers building products and services dedicated to powering sustainable journalism throughout the world.

Selected Press

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Columbia Journalism Review,

A Civil primer: The benefits, and pitfalls, of a new media ecosystem

“There are a number of benefits to creating a new form of money, but the one Civil is most focused on is that it has the potential to help realign the incentives that underlie the journalism business.”

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The New York Times,

Goodbye, Denver Post. Hello, Blockchain

“[Civil] seeks to eliminate the possibility of one company or a small group of investors exerting power and influence over a journalistic organization and compromising its mission.”

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PBS NewsHour,

Can blockchain help fill journalism’s funding gaps?

“Civil is trying to harness [blockchain technology] for journalism… to help journalists get paid for their work.”

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CBS News,

Can blockchain save journalism?

“As the footprint of traditional newspapers is shrinking, Civil’s is growing.”

Additional Press

September 29, 2018

CBS News,

Can blockchain save journalism?

September 18, 2018

Breaker,

How I Bought CVL Tokens

August 20, 2018

Marketplace,

Keepin’ it Civil with blockchain

July 23, 2018

Blockchain News,

Civil Wants to Make News More Ethical

July 18, 2018

The Wall Street Journal,

Startup Thinks Blockchain Can Help Fix the Media’s Business Woes

“Civil applies the tenets of cryptoeconomics—the practice of powering online marketplaces with digital currency logged on encrypted ledgers—to the financial challenges facing the news industry.”

June 17, 2018

The New York Times,

Goodbye, Denver Post. Hello, Blockchain

“[Civil] seeks to eliminate the possibility of one company or a small group of investors exerting power and influence over a journalistic organization and compromising its mission.”

July 9, 2018

Independent.ie,

Media counting on gender balance

July 7, 2018

CoinDesk,

With Journalists on Ethereum, Will Fake News Meet Its Match?

“one of the most high-profile projects under the umbrella of ethereum startup and incubator ConsenSys, is a response to a cascade of crises in journalism.”

Summer 2018

Stanford Social Innovation Review,

Journalism’s Savior?

May 14, 2018

Global Investigative Journalism Network,

Can Civil’s Blockchain Save Journalism?

May 1, 2018

The Bridge Brooklyn Business News,

Can This Startup Fix Journalism’s Business Model?

February 28, 2018

Columbia Journalism Review,

Tom Scocca wants to provide an alternative to the NYT Opinion section

February 18, 2018

BTCManager,

Journalism 2.0 in the Blockchain Era

February 7, 2018

Robert Feder,

Block Club Chicago Is Off To A Roaring Start

February 7, 2018

Columbia Journalism Review,

Former DNAinfo staffers link up with Civil for Block Club Chicago

January 31, 2017

The Information,

Startups to Watch

January 26, 2018

Technical.ly Brooklyn,

The 10 Brooklyn blockchain projects you should know about

January 16, 2018

Built in NYC,

50 NYC Startups to Watch in 2018

January 7, 2018

Scientific American,

A Guide to the World Bitcoin Created

December 4, 2017

Columbia Journalism Review,

Civil says the future of media is blockchains and cryptocurrencies

November 16, 2017

International Business Times,

Will blockchain startups disrupt journalism?