J-Lab executive director Jan Schaffer comments on the role of media start-ups in a changing news environment.
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Speaker: Jan Schaffer | BBC Connecting Communities Conference, Salford, U.K.
A keynote presentation by Jan Schaffer at the BBC Connecting Communities Conference, Salford, U.K.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – At least 180 community, family and other foundations have contributed nearly $128 million in grants to news and information initiatives in the United States since 2005, according to a report released today by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism. This funding went to support at least 115 news projects in 17 states