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Neon Tommy - Q&A with Founder Marc Cooper

Neon Tommy - Q&A with Founder Marc Cooper

Posted on May 31, 2012  |  Spotted...

A Q&A with Marc Cooper, the digital news director at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He founded Neon Tommy, a student-run news site that provides a hands-on news reporting and writing experience while serving up a range of web-only content.

Cooper will be the keynote speaker at the two-day J-Lab seminar “New News Labs: Exploring University News Start-Ups” (#jnewslab), June 1-2 in Washington, D.C.

No One Way to View Hyperlocal News Sites

No One Way to View Hyperlocal News Sites

Posted on October 27, 2011  |  Spotted...

J-Lab Project Manager, Ari Pinkus, attended this week's Street Fight Summit 2011 in New York. Here's her report.

Answers for the Kinds of Questions Hyperlocal News Sites Have

Answers for the Kinds of Questions Hyperlocal News Sites Have

Posted on June 30, 2011  |  Spotted...

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A new metrics dashboard helped this news site COO get a better handle on his readers and contributors.

New Stewardship Model for Journalism

New Stewardship Model for Journalism

Posted on April 27, 2011  |  Spotted...

The merger of VTDigger.org and the Vermont Journalism Trust has led to $88,000 in support in just five months -- and caused the industry to take note of an emerging stewardship model.
Underground Story Bubbles Up in Pittsburgh Newsroom

Underground Story Bubbles Up in Pittsburgh Newsroom

Posted on March 31, 2011  |  Spotted...

With funding from J-Lab's Networked Journalism initiative, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's editors set about to rethink, alongside others, how the organization could cover Marcellus Shale, a massive topic to their region.  

Retha Hill Augments Reality

Retha Hill Augments Reality

Posted on March 21, 2011  |  Spotted...

After winning a New Media Women Entrepreneur award, Retha Hill set about to build a Mobile Black History app that uses Augmented Reality to raise awareness of historic locations.

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

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

Posted on February 8, 2011  |  Spotted...

Stories about financial success and strong content top the latest news from our New Voices grantees.

TucsonCitizen.com’s Server Meltsdown in Wake of Mass Shooting

TucsonCitizen.com’s Server Meltsdown in Wake of Mass Shooting

Posted on January 11, 2011  |  Spotted...

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

Glenn Burkins: Unabashedly Courting African-American News Consumers

Glenn Burkins: Unabashedly Courting African-American News Consumers

Posted on January 4, 2011  |  Spotted...

Focusing on race as a natural niche within local news, the former newspaper editor and reporter's Charlotte news sites are attracting readers and advertisers alike.

Sites Begin Using Press+ to Ask Readers for Support

Sites Begin Using Press+ to Ask Readers for Support

Posted on December 10, 2010  |  Spotted...

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.