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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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“At the heart of it is to get more people to engage with us with their information so we can get them into the pipeline for potential membership.”
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The liberal political site is betting on something less commodified than banner advertising to find sustainable revenue — and to better take advantage of its unique audience. Ken Doctor
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The Austin-based news nonprofit has success and a measure of stability with its business model, raising almost $27 million in its first five years. But now the Tribune has to figure out how it grows its audience outside the capitol.
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If it works, it’s a model that could be replicated in cities across the country. But it needs IRS approval first.
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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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With a new grant from Knight, the nonprofit organizations are working to improve their customer management systems and better integrate membership data into their websites.
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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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Working with the Investigative News Network, Knight will provide microgrants of up to $35,000 for projects that help nonprofits and public media with technology, business, or operations. Justin Ellis
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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.”
579What 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.
410Journalists shouldn’t lose their rights in their move to private platforms
The shift to distributed content means concepts like fair use are increasingly in the hands of private companies — like SoundCloud.
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