Andrea Seabrook, former congressional correspondent for NPR, will be honored by the White House today as a "Crowdfunding Champion of Change."
Seabrook quit her job in July 2012 to start the independently produced podcast Decode DC, which takes an unconventional look at American politics. To raise money for her show, she launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in October, successfully netting more than $100,000.
In the press release, the White House cites Seabrook and her fellow honorees as "entrepreneurs who exemplify the promise of crowdfunding to fuel the growth of startups, small businesses, and innovative projects across the nation."
She will receive her award alongside 11 other creators of crowdfunded initiatives, including Amy Kaherl, director of microgrant program Detroit SOUP, and immigration-rights activist Pramila Jayapal. Decode DC is distributed online via iTunes and Mule Radio Syndicate.