Kachingle update: Not much to report

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Remember Kachingle (Current, Nov. 23, 2009)? Seven months ago when the online micropayment service launched it was touted as a potential savior for cash-hungry online news entities. But Columbia Journalism Review checks in and doesn’t find a lot of money Kachingling around. The Kachingle medallions are on about 300 sites but none are major news organizations. The nonprof local news site Chicagotalks has received about $50 total from its 15 “Kachinglers.” The multimedia producer Common Language Project has received $66.70 from 16 supporters.

Current checked back with a couple sources from our November 2009 story. “We think Kachingle has a lot of potential, and we have discussed with them how we might implement the service on MinnPost.com. For the time being, we decided to delay implementation,” said Karl Pearson-Cater, operations director. And Teri Lamitie, WGBH’s director of online marketing, said, “We haven’t tried it. I’d still like to give it a shot.”

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    Present examined returning with a several resources from our Nov 2009 tale. “We think Kachingle has a lot of prospective, and we have mentioned with them how we might apply the support on MinnPost.com. For the time being, we made the decision to wait execution,” said Karl Pearson-Cater, functions home. And Teri Lamitie, WGBH’s home of internet promotion, said, “We haven’t tried it. I’d still like to try it out.”

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