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by Khari Johnson

This post originally appeared on Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism. Kickstarter plays a central role in the crowdfunding universe, but it is not the sun. The crowd is the sun. Kickstarter is a big planet in a solar system full of other planets. Pew Research Center released a study last week that on its […] more »

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by Catherine Cheney

This post originally appeared on the Solutions Journalism Network blog and is cross posted here with permission. Hacks and Hackers Connect, a series of events building regional communities of media entrepreneurs, brought journalists and developers together at Runway Incubator in San Francisco, Calif., last weekend. I was there representing the Solutions Journalism Network, and since […] more »

by Simon Galperin

The overlap of Spanish-speaking communities with news deserts in the state of New Jersey offers a unique opportunity to bring news to these areas by upending the typical economics of hyperlocal news. The Setup Spanish-Speakers Live in News Deserts Consider this: Newark, N.J., the state’s most populous city, has 23 times less news being produced […] more »

Government & Politics
by Meg Dalton

Whether they’re speaking with local activists about why black space matters or investigating the individuals behind Chicago’s police accountability, the City Bureau team has already taken steps towards restoring civic media coverage of the South and West Sides of Chicago through its collaboration with and mentorship of a new generation of young journalists. Both a neighborhood newsroom and journalism training program, City Bureau wants […] more »

Best Practices
by Fiona Morgan

This piece was co-written by Mike Rispoli. Engagement is a big buzzword in journalism today. News outlets across the U.S. are hiring “engagement editors,” employers encourage journalists to interact with readers online and through story comments, and new tools are constantly being developed to help newsrooms better reach their audiences. All of these efforts go […] more »

Best Practices
by Luke Kingma

Had Brandon Stanton known how quickly Humans of New York would grow when he launched it as a personal blog in 2010, he might have simply called it Humans. The photographer’s Facebook community is now twice the size of the city he first set out to census. His reach is far greater — HONY regularly receives high […] more »