Category Archives: Super Camp

Eleanor Cippel’s tough love on sales for community news publishers at BxB12

At BlockbyBlock,Community News Summit 2012, Eleanor Cippel of E.W. Scripps, gave the 125 publishers in attendance tough love on what commitment to sales looks like in term of time and discipline. Her talk comes from her experience coaching Block by Block Super Camp publishers. Continue reading

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Lessons from Block by Block Super Camp – An experiment in business mentoring

By Janet and Rusty Coats When local independent news publishers gathered for the first Block by Block Community News Summit in September 2010, we heard two recurring themes: First, publishers told us just how much they had needed to connect so … Continue reading

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Funders and publishers explore the question: What does ‘sustainability’ really mean?

By Janet Coats In December, The Patterson Foundation and the Investigative News Network invited representatives from national foundations that have been supporting independent and non-profit journalism to participate in a February conversation about financial sustainability for journalism’s startups. The idea … Continue reading

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100 days and a lesson: There IS a business model for local news

By Janet Coats I’ve heard it over and over and over again: There’s no financial model for intensely local news. The group of 12 independent community news publishers we’ve been working with at The Patterson Foundation are demonstrating just how … Continue reading

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