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US investors bet on news start-ups

The financial future of the news business is uncertain, but lately US venture capitalists have been placing their bets on journalism.

The financial future of the news business is uncertain, but lately US venture capitalists have been placing their bets on journalism.

Over the past year, venture capitalists contributed at least $300m (£180m) to digital news organisations, many of them start-ups, according to a recent report from the Pew Research Center.

Samira Hussain reports from New York.