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ProPublica’s new “50 states” commitment builds on a decade-plus of local news partnerships
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Oct. 16, 2009, 5:16 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Most expensive Google keyword, The Economist’s video strategy, news delivered as poetry

At $99.44 per click, can you guess the most expensive search term in Google AdWords? http://tr.im/C0gw »

Hah. The Economist, famous for not identifying authors, does same with video: reporters speak off-camera http://tr.im/C0UN »

“Whose bright idea was it that news should be delivered in prose, anyway?” http://tr.im/C353 »

 
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ProPublica’s new “50 states” commitment builds on a decade-plus of local news partnerships
With annual revenue of $45 million and a staff approaching 200 people, ProPublica has been one of the big journalism winners of the past decade. And it’s been unusually willing to spread that wealth around the country.
“Journalism moves fast…philanthropy moves slow.” Press Forward’s director wants to bring them together
“I see, every week, some example of where the two don’t understand each other. Each of them needs to shift a little bit.”
After criticism over “viewpoint diversity,” NPR adds new layers of editorial oversight
“We will all have to adjust to a new workflow. If it is a bottleneck, it will be a failure.”