Reader-Supported Journalism

Arikia Millikan raised over $7,000 for an independent journalism project in which she traveled around the world for one year documenting her experiences on Beacon Reader, a platform that enabled writers to garner a living wage through solicitation of micropayment transactions from their readers. While Beacon is no longer online, the project inspired Arikia to continue to pursue micropayments as a viable part of the solution to the journalism business model problem.