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  • Updates: New Voices Sites See Strong Content and Bottom Line Growth

    Feb. 8, 2011 Andrew PergamSpottedNew Voices

    Stories about financial success and strong content top the latest news from our New Voices grantees, including Grosse Pointe Today, Oregon Arts Watch, Madison Commons and others.

  • Ten Benchmarks for the Future of Journalism

    Feb. 2, 2011 Jan SchafferBlogTen

    I have long said that more than the business model of journalism was broken. I believe the craft of journalism is broken, too. Last weekend, J-Lab tested this idea on a group of young journalists who gave up their Saturday to join what turned out to be a robust and animated conversation about “Re-Imagining Journalism.”

  •’s Server Meltsdown in Wake of Mass Shooting

    Jan. 11, 2011 Andrew PergamSpottedTuscon Citizen

    As news of the Jan. 8 mass shooting in Tucson coursed through the web, quickly became hobbled after breaking the news.  Editor Mark Evans explains what happened next.

  • Glenn Burkins: Unabashedly Courting African-American News Consumers

    Jan. 4, 2011 Andrew PergamSpottedGlenn Burkins

    Glenn Burking runs two community news sites specifically designed to reach African-American readers in Charlotte. The former newspaper editor and reporter’s Charlotte news sites are attracting readers and advertisers alike.

  • Ten Steps For Any News Startup

    Jan. 1, 2011 Jan SchafferArticles | Quill

    Professional journalists are launching scores of news startups around the country. Some cover community news, others hone in on special topics; some cover state government, and others aim to generate, and often share, investigative stories.

  • $2.4M to Launch a Philly Journalism Project

    Dec. 21, 2010 Jan SchafferBlogPhiladephia

    It’s official: The William Penn Foundation has approved a $2.4 million grant for a Networked Journalism Collaborative project in Philadelphia. A national search for a CEO to lead the initiative begins in January.

  • Sites Begin Using Press+ to Ask Readers for Support

    Dec. 10, 2010 Andrew PergamPress+

    Press+ is offering publishers of today’s news sites a chance to begin collecting for their content without setting up a pay wall. Their solution is designed to encourage a reader to pay after consuming a set amount of content.

  • NewsWorks: I Love It

    Nov. 12, 2010 Jan SchafferBlogNews Works

    I got a sneak peek at this week. This is WHYY’s new online networked news portal for the Philadelphia region set to launch on Monday, Nov. 15. And I love the whole idea of it.

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