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“Nonprofit news organizations have much in common even if their scope or mission differs. Their journalistic missions are shaped largely by the gaps they are trying to fill — investigative at the state, national and global level; more general news at the local level.”
“The shorter the distance between our neighbors and our news, the stronger our community.”
“The right approach is almost always giving up the illusion of control funders think they have and trusting that people closest to the work know what’s best.”
“The potential for nonprofits to offer a radical alternative to commercial media is being lost.”
“If we were starting the Institute” — a major force for diversity in journalism — “today, what would it need to be, and how would it survive?”
The head of Knight’s journalism initiatives talks about who it funds and how it tries to give its projects life beyond a grant’s expiration date. Joshua Benton
Plus: More details on the Journal Register Co.’s bankruptcy, new ideas on j-school training, and the rest of the news in media and tech this week.
More money from the government usually comes with less money from everywhere else. But a lot of that reality is under nonprofits’ control.
June 27, 2011