Kalamazoo journalist reaches Kickstarter goal for Swing State Stories project

On Thursday, I posted a letter about Kalamazoo journalist Chris Killian using Kickstarter to fund his trip to this election’s swing states “to get the pulse of the people.”

Chris Killian’s 1984 VW bus

His plan is to live and work out of a 1984 Volkswagen bus (at right) and “travel from west to east, through Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.”

Apparently some Romenesko readers gave Killian’s campaign a boost as he quickly reached his goal of $2,500. (With 24 days of fund-raising left, he has $2,660 pledged at last check.) “A million thanks are flowing your way,” Killian writes on Facebook.

* Voices from the Swing States Kickstarter page | Swing State Stories on Facebook
* Kalamazoo journalist uses Kickstarter to get the pulse of the people (JimRomenesko.com)