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After helping five pilot news organizations together raise more than $1 million in six months, the News Revenue Hub has spun off into its own standalone organization.
“We’d be happy to see a healthy portion of our budget paid for by the membership program.”
“There are a lot of ways to define ‘community.’ We know it can be built around geography. But there should also be a community of people who care about climate, a community of people who care about criminal justice.”
“When newspapers insist they’re just being impartial observers, I think that performance hurts trust in journalists.”
“You have an event that goes really well. You send 175 ambassadors out of your event thinking it was awesome, saying ‘I love Billy Penn’s events.’ And on top of that, you make money doing it.”
“To recreate it would have been prohibitively expensive for even the most generous philanthropic organization.”
The centralized News Revenue Hub is helping a pilot group of five news organizations — Honolulu Civil Beat, InsideClimate News, The Lens, NJ Spotlight, and PolitiFact — with everything from technical installation to email targeting.
After nine years, Joel Kramer reflects on the state of the site he cofounded with his wife Laurie and looks forward to its next era under new leadership.
Since launching in July, The Salt Lake Tribune’s membership program has attracted about 600 paying customers.
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.