May 19, 2017
Local Fix: Can For-Profits and Nonprofits Partner?
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One Good Idea: Ok, Maybe 26 Good Ideas
Last month, we worked with the Institute for Nonprofit News to collect brief case studies on 26 different projects related to how nonprofit newsrooms were engaging their communities. The collection was published this week over at INN‘s website and we’ve got an overview here. Just scrolling through the list is pretty inspiring, and we hope it helps spark new ideas for others.
What Your Readers Want
- Here’s How to Run Focus Groups in Your Local News Community – Local News Lab
- Check out Knight’s Checklist in Their 2008 Informing Communities report – Knight Foundation
- Mapping Information Ecosystems to Support Resilience – Internews
- How HuffPost used Facebook Groups to Cultivate and Listen to Communities – HuffPost
- Understanding Community as a First Step to Creating More Diverse Newsrooms – The Seattle Globalist
Can Nonprofit and For-Profit Newsrooms Work Together?
- With a big Amazon streaming deal, Berkeley’s journalism program is building a new revenue stream – NiemanLab
- How news partnerships work: Commercial and nonprofit newsrooms can work together to benefit and change journalism – API
- White paper: Nonprofit/commercial media partnerships fill news gap (from 2012) – UC Berkeley
- Sharing skills, Vox and ProPublica are teaming up on video production – NiemanLab
- The poet editor of West Marin “The more time I take as an editor to explain my thinking . . . the more trust I feel from people.”
- Where have all the black digital publishers gone? “The local-news funding surge has bypassed ethnic media“
- Covering Standing Rock. “A sense of history and hardship sets Lakota newspapers apart from the mainstream media.”
- Your tax dollars at work. “How local governments could help create new media companies rather than footing the bill to keep zombie newspapers alive“
Josh and Teresa
@jcstearns, @gteresaThe Local Fix is a project of the Democracy Fund’s Public Square Program, which invests in innovations and institutions that are reinventing local media and expanding the public square. Disclosure: Some projects mentioned in this newsletter may be funded by Democracy Fund, you can find a full list of the organizations we support on our website.