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Today, Dutch journalism platform The Correspondent announced it just reached 40,000 paying members. The feat is nothing short of amazing considering it started without a website — or any content for that matter — crowdfunded $1.7 million dollars, and continued to leverage this early success into a viable business and now into a true success story. But let’s back up a second. You can’t talk about crowdfunding without talking about what’s making us take a closer look at it. In this case, it’s declining ad revenue due to ad-blocking. No matter which side of the ad-blocking debate you fall on, both sides realize that…

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