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From Texas to Wyoming, outlets are keeping an eye on the markets.
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.
The nonprofit’s Kickstarter aims to raise $60,000 to buy gear, and they promise to share what they learn about effective livestreaming for news outlets.
The Austin-based news nonprofit is on track to generate a record $1.2 million in revenue from its events this year, including The Texas Tribune Festival, which starts today. What’s the formula?
The SMU professor, ex-business reporter, and new Texas Tribune Fellow: “It’s not just about journalism anymore. You’ve got to figure out how to pay for that journalism in a much more direct way than you ever have before.”
Could it be that investing in the newsroom isn’t just good for journalism — that it’s also good for the bottom line?
The twice-a-month newsletter on water issues is part of a broader plan to grow its email newsletter business. Justin Ellis
The days when publishers could rely on two big revenue streams — advertising and circulation — are over, and they’re not coming back. It’s time to search for smaller golden eggs.
Gov. Rick Perry
The nonprofit news site already had the governor covered when he announced his campaign for president. The reward was record pageviews and new funding.
The Texas Tribune Festival is a way to use the nonprofit’s convening power to build engagement and help accomplish its ambitious fundraising aims. Andrew Phelps