Tag Archives: Knight Foundation

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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20 community news publishers will get Knight training

Twenty community news publishers challenged by the business aspects of running their news sites will receive expert coaching through the Community Journalism Executive Training (CJET) program, a joint effort of The Patterson Foundation and the Investigative News Network, with $100,000 … Continue reading

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Indie online publishers see print premium for members

Here’s what members of BlockbyBlock indie online news publishing world had to say about the idea of publishing a print publication. Continue reading

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Rapidian’s first fund drive goes social, makes education a priority

By Sally Duros In April, The Rapidian is going to launch its first fund drive in a big way. It’s going social. “We are still working on a sustainibility plan for The Rapidian,” said Holly Bechiri, Managing Editor, “and we … Continue reading

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Open communication is juice that runs networked journalism

A peek under the hood of  two Networked Journalism projects reveals inklings toward the future.  First, the legacy and indie newsrooms are satisfied with the “journalism” sum created by the partnerships and agree that it is greater than its parts.  … Continue reading

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Bookkeeping: A necessary skill for independent publishers

After interviewing many of you over the course of my graduate studies and finally hearing your stories in person at this years Block by Block summit, one major theme keeps popping up: The need for more practical business knowledge. As … Continue reading

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Getting local: Paths to sustainability for nonprofit news

Knight Foundation has just published a new report that details revenue, spending and engagement practices at seven of the larger nonprofit news sites like MinnPost and Voice of San Diego. Their challenges are similar to those of smaller, entrepreneurial independent … Continue reading

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