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Make the business of news personal

Oct 1, 2022

It is incredibly difficult to get people to pay for news, for quality features, even as we continue to invest in them. I find it telling, and sobering, that we cannot even convince future journalists to ...

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Nonprofit Highlands Current still going strong after 10 years in circulation

Sep 1, 2022

Before Stewart died in 2014, he converted his enterprise into a reader-funded, nonprofit news organization to keep it going with community support, Rowe said. In 2016, the newspaper’s board changed ...

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National Summit on Journalism in Rural America shows good journalism is good business

Jul 1, 2022

“I leave hopeful for community newspapers,” one attendee said as she left the National Summit on Journalism in Rural America June 4. And there were reasons to have hope.

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Nonprofit corporation for New Jersey Local Media takes the reins of NJ’s largest independent weekly newspaper group

May 12, 2022

On March 31, 2022, the Corporation for New Jersey Local Media (CNJLM), a nonprofit organization founded in 2020 to build strong communities through journalism and civic engagement, took over the operations ...

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One way to put philanthropy in your business model: a community news fund

May 1, 2022

For independent newspaper owners who can’t find the right buyer, the key move could be transferring the paper to a nonprofit corporation and living on salary rather than distributions of profits. ...

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Alberto Ibargüen ⁠— a vision to reinvent local news

Apr 28, 2022

As a lawyer, publisher, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and longtime champion of journalism and the arts, Alberto Ibargüen, this year’s recipient of the Al Neuharth ...

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GUEST PERSPECTIVE: Free press, diversity and the digital age

Dec 23, 2021

Indian Country Today’s story doesn’t match many common narratives in local news: that local newspapers aren’t sustainable, aren’t growing and struggle to go digital. Editor Mark ...

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NeSmith, Georgia publisher turns dying weekly into nonprofit to be maintained editorially by the University of Georgia

Nov 1, 2021

Two strategies that have been touted as ways to preserve community newspapers — the nonprofit model and university involvement – are combining to save a weekly newspaper in northeast Georgia. ...

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N.C. family with seven decades of courage, integrity and tenacity honored with Tom and Pat Gish Award

Aug 1, 2021

A family that has demonstrated courage, integrity and tenacity at its twice-weekly newspaper in North Carolina over three generations is the winner of the 2021 Tom and Pat Gish Award from the Institute ...

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