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News Chops: Beefing up the Journalism in Local Public Broadcasting

News Chops: Beefing up the Journalism in Local Public Broadcasting

by Jan Schaffer  |  Published on July 8, 2013

Local public broadcasters are find new ways to engage in more local news - especially more investigative journalism – than ever before.

"Nicely done. This will get some important attention."

— Mike Marcotte

""One of, if not the best, treatment I've seen of what we are trying to accomplish here.""

— Doug Price President & CEO, Rocky Mountain PBS

Networked Journalism: What Works

Networked Journalism: What Works

by Jan Schaffer  |  Published on November 27, 2012

Lessons from Nine Collaborative Pilot Projects

"...an excellent, must-read study..."

— Alan Mutter, Newsosaur

"Paradigm-changing"

— David Boardman, The Seattle Times

Engaging Audiences: Measuring Interactions, Engagement and Conversions

Engaging Audiences: Measuring Interactions, Engagement and Conversions

by Jan Schaffer and Erin Polgreen  |  Published on May 30, 2012

A survey of "digital-first" news sites

"“We feel these numbers only give us part of the information we need. We’re interested not just in breadth of engagement but more in depth of engagement.”"

— — Survey Respondent

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News Chops: Beefing up the Journalism in Local Public Broadcasting

News Chops: Beefing up the Journalism in Local Public Broadcasting

July 8, 2013

Local public broadcasters are find new ways to engage in more local news - especially more investigative journalism – than ever before.

Networked Journalism: What Works

Networked Journalism: What Works

November 27, 2012

Lessons from Nine Collaborative Pilot Projects

Engaging Audiences: Measuring Interactions, Engagement and Conversions

Engaging Audiences: Measuring Interactions, Engagement and Conversions

May 30, 2012

A survey of "digital-first" news sites

Philadelphia Enterprise Reporting Awards

Philadelphia Enterprise Reporting Awards

December 15, 2011

A study of how 14 $5,000 journalism awards jumpstarted public affairs reporting, incentivized media partnerships among new and old news sites, and delivered a doable model that can be replicated.

Rules of the Road: Navigating the New Ethics of Local Journalism

Rules of the Road: Navigating the New Ethics of Local Journalism

July 20, 2011

Where a bright ethical line once separated a newsroom from its business operations, one person now often wears multiple hats, as editor, business manager and grants writer.

New Voices: What Works

New Voices: What Works

October 8, 2010

After five years of funding hyperlocal start-ups, J-Lab shares its findings about what works.

Exploring a Networked Journalism Collaborative in Philadelphia

Exploring a Networked Journalism Collaborative in Philadelphia

April 19, 2010

An analysis of the city’s media ecosystem, with final recommendations for the future.

New Entrepreneurs: New Perspectives on News

New Entrepreneurs: New Perspectives on News

November 10, 2009

J-Lab’s New Media Women Entrepreneurs Initiative undertook this study to understand how women are creating and consuming the news.

New Media Makers Toolkit

New Media Makers Toolkit

June 2, 2009

Innovative community news initiatives are cropping up around the United States - but who are these news creators?

Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive

Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive

June 25, 2008

A guide to help professional and amateur news producers understand and implement digital tools to enhance their reporting.

Citizen Media: Fad or the Future of News

Citizen Media: Fad or the Future of News

February 5, 2007

Local news web sites offering user-generated content are securing a valuable place in the media landscape, J-Lab report says.