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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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Student researchers: Successful “watchdog” websites focus on audience engagement, distribution partnerships, diverse revenue streams

Nonprofit “watchdog” websites find success by building connections with people, engaging them through online conversations, establishing distribution partnerships and diversifying revenue sources, a team of graduate journalism students reported today. “Nonprofit Watchdog News: What’s Working?” was produced by seven journalism … Continue reading

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Tucson Sentinel focuses on keeping the community talking

By Kathleen Majorsky In 2009, Gannett shut down the Tucson Citizen, one of the city’s two newspapers, after 138 years. The city’s morning newspaper, the Arizona Daily Star, continued to provide news and information for the city. But a voice … Continue reading

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IRS slows approvals of journalism nonprofits

If you are thinking about going the nonprofit news route, take a look at this post by Josh Stearns and an article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy that reports that applications for nonproft status by journalism organizations are “stuck in … 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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New York’s Chinatown gets hyperlocal coverage

Media coverage of one of America’s largest Chinese communities usually revolves around food, but some Asian-American journalists want to change that. Assisted by grants from the McCormick and Ford foundations, the Asian-American Journalists Association launched in April OurChinatown.org, a nonprofit … Continue reading

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