by Melynda Fuller
Earlier this month, Civil Media Company, a start-up that uses blockchain technology and crypto currency to fund journalism, announced digital veteran Vivian Schiller would be joining the company as the CEO of the Civil Foundation. She began yesterday.
Previously, Schiller worked for Twitter, NBC News, NPR and The New York Times, a solid portfolio of new and legacy brands.
This comes as a new outlet, called The Colorado Sun, launches on Civil. The paper’s staff comes from the beleaguered Denver Post, owned by hedge fund Alden Global Capital, known for scooping up endangered newspapers and stripping them of staff and resources.