• 2012 is history: What do we know now?

    Journalism Accelerator 2012
    2012 is history: What do we know now?
    January 10, 2013

    In early 2012, just about a year ago, we invited a half-dozen people with a range of unique roles in the news production mix, to identify the most crucial challenges facing publishers at that moment in time.
  • Was this the “year of sustainability” for publishers?

    Was this the “year of sustainability” for publishers?
    December 19, 2012

    2012 launched rich with promise as the Year of the Dragon was predicted to yield high risks and high returns. We invite you to join the conversation right now!
  • Journalism Accelerator shares tips, models, databases and more

    Journalism Accelerator shares tips, models, databases and more
    December 4, 2012

    Need guidance, ideas or inspiration on your journey building a sustainable news business? The Journalism Accelerator is home to a collection of more than 300 resources.
  • Defining your exit strategy to build a legacy

    Defining your exit strategy to build a legacy
    November 26, 2012

    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.
  • Block By Block: Community News Summit 2011 — Video

    Block By Block: Community News Summit 2011 — Video
    October 7, 2011

    We invited independent online community news publishers in attendance to discuss progress and challenges in the year since Block by Block 2010, as well as what they’ve learned and what they want to learn at the summit.
  • The future of community news is bright: Thoughts from Block by Block 2011

    The future of community news is bright: Thoughts from Block by Block 2011
    October 4, 2011

    Once again, I’m coming away from Block by Block, a gathering of primarily local news startups, with dozens of innovative ideas and thought-provoking philosophies to chew on.
  • Meet Janet Coats

    Meet Janet Coats
    October 4, 2011

    When Janet Coats worked as vice president of multimedia operations of Media General’s Tampa Tribune and WFLA-TV, she had to deal with the grim reality of cost-cutting to cope with the recession and a steep drop in advertising revenues.
  • Block by Block: Imagining the sequel(s)

    Block by Block: Imagining the sequel(s)
    September 29, 2010

    The online community news leaders and their shared passion for local news was the most impressive part of Block by Block: Community News Summit 2010. More impressive — and challenging — is where local editors and publishers take it from here.
  • Debunking the replacement myth

    Debunking the replacement myth
    July 26, 2010

    The tired idea that born-on-the-Web news sites will replace traditional media is wrong-headed, and it’s past time that academic research and news reports reflect that.
  • Michele’s list: Promising local news sites

    Michele’s list: Promising local news sites
    June 1, 2010

    These are exciting, chaotic times for online news. Many startup news outlets come and go, but others are moving forward, learning and growing.
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