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A new report from the Knight Foundation finds that nonprofit news organizations are growing audience and diversifying their revenue — but many are still reliant on a small number of foundations to support their journalism.
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The Lens has reduced staff and altered coverage plans after a donor and foundation cut funding for the local news nonprofit.
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Can you raise more money for the news by harnessing the power of social sharing — and making the impact of journalism a little more clear?
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A report from Knight Foundation finds that nonprofit news sites are growing revenues and audiences, but finding the path to long-term success will take more experimentation.
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The projects will open up government contracts, build conversations around education data, and help grow a news sharing service for rural papers in New Mexico. Justin Ellis
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What are the key storylines the American newspaper business will be following — or living through — over the rest of this year?
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“When you start creating more local content, the audience expects that content to be better.”
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Portland’s Oregonian is up next in the newspaper chain’s cut-print-days-and-newsroom-staff strategy. But does it make sense — and can its leaders execute the plan?
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By recruiting freelancers into an organized corps with a targeted mission, The Lens has improved oversight and accountability on charter school boards.
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The Economist’s Tom Standage on digital strategy and the limits of a model based on advertising
“The Economist has taken the view that advertising is nice, and we’ll certainly take money where we can get it, but we’re pretty much expecting it to go away.”
889A wave of distributed content is coming — will publishers sink or swim?
Instead of just publishing to their own websites, news organizations are being asked to publish directly to platforms they don’t control. Is the hunt for readers enough to justify losing some independence?
550What USA Today Sports learned covering the Final Four on Periscope and Snapchat
These new platforms are optimized for realtime news on phones, but there are lots of questions for news organizations — from what content to share to how to measure their effectiveness.
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