The Future Shapers platform operated as a completely free-to-read model, providing more than 2-years of innovation thought leadership which helped us reach hundreds of thousands of readers and a global audience spanning over 160 countries.

As we always intended and in line with our wider vision and purpose to return value back to knowledge and solve some of the current information inequalities we introduced FourZeroTwo our payment component.  We use it for the thought leadership available through our platform as we believe readers are comfortable paying a small amount for an insightful, value adding, consumable and trusted thought leadership, in the same way people stream and pay for songs or movies.

We have re-imagined the digital provision of digital news journalism; how it is produced and delivered, how it is funded and most importantly, how it can serve macro, global and diverse communities, not advertisers.

The Future Shaping Media Company Ltd are simplifying digital rights management and enabling a pay-per-read model from readers directly to contributors (authors/journalists). Our vision is to enable publishers, whether they be hyperlocal, local, regional, national or specialist subject matter, to have more control over how their content and associated data is used.

We are applying to the Nesta Future News Fund hoping to secure funding to accelerate the development of FourZeroTwo’s dynamic pricing functionality. There is an opportunity to fund the use of FourZeroTwo for local/regional publishers and we are looking to work with innovative publications to continue the development of this exciting new solution. Please get in touch at the below email for further information.

This is an exciting and disruptive vision that has the potential to reshape the media landscape. In line with our intent to achieve B Certification and our company values to; explore every day; always be transparent; what’s best is best; and to understand our impact, we will soon be publishing our FourZeroTwo platform roadmap here.

In the meantime, if you’d like to know more about FourZeroTwo please download our FourZeroTwo Solution Pack or for more information or feel free to get in touch to discuss things further.