Tag: non-profit journalism

by Jan Schaffer

J-Lab director Jan Schaffer is wrapping up 20 years of raising money to give it away to fund news startups, innovations and pilot projects. She is pivoting J-Lab to do discrete projects and custom training and advising that build on her expertise. After two decades of work at the forefront of journalism innovations, interactive journalism […] more »

by Emily Harris

Raising money, gaining audience, having impact. Despite a $10 million annual budget, 34 reporters, and partnerships with multiple major news organizations, ProPublica faces similar sustainability issues as many startup publishers. ProPublica’s managing editor (set to become editor-in-chief early next year), Stephen Engelberg, spoke with a couple dozen journalists at the University of Oregon’s Turnbull Center […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. James Murdoch to step down as chairman of BSkyB [live blog] (Guardian) 2. Magazines scramble to capitalize on Pinterest’s success (Advertising Age) 3. More Americans have cut the cord, but don’t expect a revolution to ditch cable yet (PaidContent) 4. […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Growth of satellite TV subscriptions slowed last year (PaidContent) 2. Tap into the new Pew study for ideas to build mobile news audience (Knight Digital Media Center) 3. Publishers say mobile publishing is a high priority (Online Media Daily) 4. Live […] more »

by Ashwin Seshagiri

The Bay Citizen and the Center for Investigative Reporting, two non-profit organizations based in the Bay Area, announced formally Tuesday that they intend to merge. Under terms of the agreement, Berkeley, Calif.-based CIR, which also runs California Watch, would take over management of the Bay Citizen, an online publication with a publishing partnership with The […] more »

by Michele McLellan

Local foundations are becoming key players in the emerging local news ecosystem by funding news and information projects or creating their own. Knowing that, the Knight Foundation has distributed more than $16 million to 85 challenge winners to develop projects that inform and engage local communities. The Community Information Challenge focuses on community or place-based […] more »