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Sometimes philanthropy is the answer to journalism’s problems

Steven Waldman responds to Jeff Jarvis’ argument that philanthropic funds should be directed to helping commercial news innovation, rather than nonprofit journalism, in three points. “Good journalism needs all the help it can get, which means a robust combination of both commercial innovation and philanthropic support,” Waldman writes.

The Investigative News Network is testing a method of tying funding to social shares

You might have heard: Knight Foundation and other funders are looking for ways to test ideas over time and see if they’ll work (Knight Foundation) But did you know: Ken Doctor highlights a widget designed to solve problems of generating new revenue, multiplying and measuring engagement, and making a connection between sharing content and receiving […]

If you want an INNovation Fund grant, know your audience

Nonprofit newsrooms have a new opportunity to boost their business capacity through the $1 million INNovation Fund, a partnership between the Knight Foundation and Investigative News Network. But before submitting an application, applicants should deeply understanding of the site’s audience as well as have a plan of action and methods for measuring success, writes Jake […]

The Global Mail, an ambitious nonprofit news outlet in Australia, finds itself near closure less than two years after its launch

The nonprofit news site, which doesn’t run any advertisements, launched in February 2012 with a AUS $15 million ($13 million) grant from philanthropist founder Graeme Wood. Now, Wood has chosen to cease funding and TGM is pursuing both philanthropic and commercial opportunities. “TGM’s demise was really foreshadowed the moment The Guardian’s digital experts started targeting […]

A new report from Knight Foundation finds that well-run nonprofit news sites can overcome growing pains and operate at break-even or better

You might have heard: A new report from Knight Foundation looks at 18 nonprofit news organizations’ progress toward sustainability (PDF available here) (Knight Foundation) But did you know: Overall, the good news for nonprofit sites is that the pivot from start-up grants to new, diversified revenue sources can be done. Two takeaways Rick Edmonds noted from the report […]

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