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A Dutch news startup has crowdfunded $1 million to 'unbreak' U.S. news

A Dutch news startup has crowdfunded more than $1 million for a U.S. version of its reader-driven news model, in which journalists will be expected to spend as much as 40 percent of their time talking to readers about what they should cover.

But the project has only days left to reach its goal of $2.5 million by Dec. 14.

“That is our do or die goal,” said Rob Wijnberg, founder of The Correspondent, which aims to provide U.S. readers what he calls “the antidote to the daily news grind.”

“It sounds better in Dutch,” Wijnberg joked.

In the Netherlands, De Correspondent, which Wijnberg started in 2013 with a similar fundraising campaign, has more than 60,000 “members” who pay for its journalism

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