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How Australia-based nonprofit site The Conversation makes academic writing accessible

Since launching in Australia in 2011, The Conversation has set out to be “an antidote to shrinking newsrooms churning out bite-sized takes on news” by exclusively publishing the writing of academics, which is edited by journalistic editors. The Conversation now has four editions, with the United Kingdom, United States and Africa, in addition to Australia. […]

Tips for seeking funder support for nonprofit news sites

L.S. Hall offers advice for education news sites when seeking financial support from funders, which may be applied to other nonprofit news sites seeking funding as well. Among the advice, which comes from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: Do background research on the supporters and their interests and align your request with a […]

Both news orgs and funders need a deeper and transparent commitment to assessing impact

Media Impact Funders released a new report called “Funder Perspectives: Assessing Media Investments,” which is based on survey responses and interviews with 30 large and small foundations about how they are thinking about impact of the journalism projects they fund. In this essay, Molly de Aguiar of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, who was interviewed […]

The Marshall Project launched over the weekend

You might have heard: Bill Keller draws the line between advocacy and journalism when was asked about news organizations with “a specific mission or purpose,” like his criminal-justice-focused The Marshall Project But did you know: In his editor’s note, Bill Keller writes, “We are not here to promote any particular agenda or ideology. But we […]

Ignoring investments in local news startups makes no sense

“Perhaps it was the colossal failure of Patch. Perhaps TBD’s failure in the District was a sign that hyperlocal (or even regional) news couldn’t turn a profit,” writes Nikki Usher. “What’s clear is that almost no one is investing in local news. But there’s almost a bubble for news startups that have some sort of […]

Germany is getting a data-centric nonprofit newsroom and hoping to build new models for news

A new media startup in Germany aims to bring the ProPublica approach abroad, creating the country’s first nonprofit investigative news organization. CORRECT!V has ambitious plans. Like ProPublica in its early days, it plans to publish mainly through partner organizations, in multimedia formats, including TV, radio and books. Correctiv’s outreach will extend to education as well […]

A new partnership and revenue stream: 8 good questions with Robert Rosenthal of the Center for Investigative Reporting

This is part two of a two-part series on a partnership between the Alabama Media Group and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Part one focuses on the Alabama Media Group’s innovation in investigative journalism lab and part two is about CIR experimenting with new revenue streams as a nonprofit news organization. Read part one here. […]

Creating a culture around engagement and reporting: 9 good questions with Michelle Holmes of the Alabama Media Group

This is part one of a two-part series on a partnership between the Alabama Media Group and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Part one focuses on the Alabama Media Group’s innovation in investigative journalism lab and part two will be about CIR experimenting with new revenue streams as a nonprofit news organization. Read part two […]

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