LinkedIn iconLinkedIn

Questions Resources Blog Projects About

Blog Posts About Journalism and Community Feed Icon Feed for this topic

Blog Index

Many ways to listen: Takeaways from my time at the JA

Community and outreach editor Denise Cheng learned power listening and deep documentation in her months with the JA. She is leaving her JA post to make the most of a semester at CUNY.

Local news publishing: What’s needed to earn revenue?

Plenty of experience at play in today’s forum on increasing revenue for local news sites. The thread is still open and well worth a read. Here are some highlights: Of all the themes running through today’s conversation, I pick the word of the day as NEED. Start with this point from Dan Grech, news director of...

Niche Perspective: Publisher forum February 29th examines revenue, collaboration and syndication

Niche news startups have unique advantages and particular challenges in the pursuit of sustainable revenue. Meet publishers featured in the sustainable journalism forum and compare notes.

Local Perspective: Publisher forum February 28th explores news, revenue and place

True tales on the road to financially sustainable local news. Trade tips and experience with journalists, business experts and more. Tues., 2/28 and Wed., 2/29. Live window runs 2 to 3:30 EST daily.

JA Reports: 67 tips, tools and ideas for 2012 election coverage from our recent forum

Open Secrets predicts 2012 election spending to top $6B, up a billion since just '08. For you: a wealth of resources from the December JA forum to strengthen your election coverage and up your game.

Stories, engagement and money: Practical tips from the JA election 2012 forum

We went into last week’s forum suspecting the 2012 election offers fresh opportunities for local news sites to shine. Based on the ideas and on-the-ground experiences participants shared, we came out convinced. Evelyn Larrubia, editorial director of the Investigative News Network, wrote this in the forum: …newspapers across the country are not doing as thorough...

JA forum day 3: Iteration, refinements, get the RSS feed

This is a quick post for the community, reporting out real time on what’s been developing in the forum over the past couple of days. We convened the conversation in slices: Day one the forum explored collaboration, yesterday we dove into collaboration, today the final segment of this conversation addresses money. The content stream contributors are generously offering insights, curiosity, tools, experience, suggestions, hopes, and frustrations around the question in play. And behind the scenes, crucially, we’re tracking how this is all unfolding.

JA reports: TV forum results and what’s next

There is conversation for conversation’s sake, and there is conversation with purpose. JA forums are designed to be relevant, interesting, informative, and useful. In this final of three posts analyzing our recent forum on the Value of Local TV News, we explore a set of tangible artifacts we’ve distilled from the conversation, and envision how...

Engagement is not a spectator sport: Value of Local TV Report 2

Each JA forum comes to life through a community outreach campaign. In this post, we show how we do this engagement work. We hope you might be able to mulch some of this back into your own work – that this behind-the-scenes view inspires your own ideas on how to deepen your community relationships. First,...

Election 2012: Are local publishers the secret weapon?

What kind of 2012 election coverage do you want to bring your readers? Next week the JA presents a curated online forum designed to help maximize the yield of local election coverage by exploring tools, techniques and collaborations aimed at deeper community engagement. We’ll talk about money too – advertisers are increasingly training their campaign...
Contact Us