CrowdNewsing is a campaign organisation that mobilises a community of supporters for journalistic, social and political interventions. The online community then helps raise funds and amplifies the message on social media to drive maximum impact. Since its launch in March 2017, CrowdNewsing has been trying to intervene in three broad areas to reclaim democracy. These areas are independence of journalism, clean and transparent political funding, and awaking citizens’ consciousness.
Through Crowdnewsing is present across all relevant social media platforms, they have experienced highest action rates on emails, followed by WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, Facebook timeline and Twitter, in that order. With a membership of close to 4,000 people now, Crowdnewsing maintains a unique WhatsApp group for each campaign and uses customised strategies for each of them. The platform is credited for spearheading several social change campaigns like #NotInMyName and for initiating protests in Delhi against the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh.