Author Archives: Emily Harris

Defining your exit strategy to build a legacy

It felt odd to consider “exit strategy” at the recent Community Journalism Executive Training program (CJET), which brought nearly three dozen news organizations to Los Angeles for two days of intense, hands-on work developing specific business strategies and action plans. After … Continue reading

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JA Publisher Profile: The Hawaii Independent, a profitable news co-op “rooted in the community…like the Green Bay Packers.”

Ikaika Hussey helped start The Hawaii Independent as a standard, albeit small, for-profit corporation five years ago. A handful of local investors put their money into the local news venture built by a group of local journalists and community activists, including editor … Continue reading

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JA Forum on revenue and collaboration: seasoned perspective illuminates possibility

Impact, depth, and revenue. All are clearly potential benefits of collaboration in journalism. Tuesday on the Journalism Accelerator / CollabSpace conversation on collaboration and revenue we dug into how, when and why to collaborate. Michael Stoll of San Francisco Public … Continue reading

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Which paths are leading local news startups to financial success?

This Tuesday and Wednesday a spicy mix of publishers, business folks, entrepreneurs and local news startups are coming together to talk revenue in an online forum at the Journalism Accelerator (JA). Those who have RSVP’d so far bring specific stories to share and … Continue reading

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Will 2012 be the Year of the Prosperous Publisher?

Block by block founder Michele McLellan put her finger on a cultural challenge many journalists face when starting an independent news site. “A journalist starts, throws herself into the journalism, and thinks if it’s great work, the money will follow,” … Continue reading

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