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Topic “nonprofit journalism”

ISOJ 2016: Success of nonprofit news organizations rests on investing in storytelling, says ISOJ panel

Collaboration and diversity — heard throughout the first day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) — are key to the business model for non-profit news organizations, which can lead to ground-breaking coverage like The Panama Papers, said panelists on Friday, April 15. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Success of nonprofit news organizations rests on investing in storytelling, says ISOJ panel

Collaboration and diversity — heard throughout the first day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) — are key to the business model for non-profit news organizations, which can lead to ground-breaking coverage like The Panama Papers, said panelists on Friday, April 15, 2016. Read more »


NSA surveillance coverage wins 2014 Pulitzer Prizes

The Washington Post and the U.S. offshoot of The Guardian each won a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service for their coverage of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) secret surveillance activities based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden last year, CNN reported. Read more »


Digital news summit covers revenue sources, innovation and adapting to a new media environment

“I believe we are actually in the golden age of journalism [and] the possibilities for what is happening are really exciting,” said Michael Maness, the Knight Foundation’s Vice President for Journalism and Media Innovation, at a summit dedicated to understanding the innovative new revenue strategies digital media must adopt to sustain themselves. Read more »


Daily News Digest: In growing trend of lean startups, virtual newsroom wins Pulitzer Prize

  • In growing trend of lean startup news organizations, InsideClimate News wins Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. The site received the award for its coverage of oil pipe regulations.  [The New York Times]

Center for Investigative Reporting partners with Univision to produce videos for Spanish-speaking audiences

The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) has partnered with Univision News to create investigative video stories aimed at Spanish speakers in the United States and Latin America, according to LA Observed. Read more »


VIDEO: Guatemala's Plaza Pública news site part of international trend of in-depth, independent online journalism

The online news site Plaza Pública (Public Square), created in early 2011 to bring a "more independent, less superficial" journalism to Guatemala, is aimed at exploring the relations between power and economy, and power and organized crime -- uncomfortable themes for the powers that be, said Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, the site's founder director, during an interview with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


New report examines revenue streams of U.S. nonprofit media as they learn to fish for themselves

With newspapers across the country laying off hundreds of employees and looking for new business models as part of a survival strategy, a new study considers what nonprofit media must do to be sustainable. Based on a seven-year experiment by the Challenge Fund for Journalism, the study showed nonprofit news outlets must seek funding from diverse sources, use in-person networking, fundraise better, and produce a quality product if they want to be sustainable, according to the Columbia Journalism Review. Read more »


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