Jim Barnett writes about the nonprofit model in journalism as a volunteer for the Nieman Lab. He worked 20 years as a newspaper reporter, first at The News & Observer and the last 10 years in the Washington bureau of The Oregonian. As a graduate student at the University of North Carolina in the mid-1980s, he studied under Philip Meyer, and attempted in 2005-06 to launch a nonprofit newsroom that would cover federal and state government using the principles of Meyer’s seminal work, Precision Journalism. He currently works as an in-house consultant to AARP publications and as an editor at The Washington Post News Service. He also is studying nonprofit management at The George Washington University and blogs at journalismnonprofit.blogspot.com. Contact him at email@example.com.