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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.

Publisher point-of-view: What’s your revenue story?

What paths to financial sustainability in local news publishing will emerge in 2012? Join in Feb. 28th and 29th to trade experience and compare your revenue mix with a wide range of publishers.

2012: The year of the prosperous publisher

The Chinese calendar predicted high risks and rewards in 2012, the celebrated Year of the Dragon. As this year wraps up, check out what a range of leaders working for sustainability in the news business expected, and share what you learned in 2012.

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 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...

The Seattle Interactive Conference: Jacob Caggiano’s big questions

In my first post on the Seattle Interactive Conference, I went over some locally developed tools designed to make information more relevant and insightful. Mobile apps like Trover, which allows geo-discovery through photos, and Evri, which organizes ~15,000 news feeds into a friendly iPad interface, are useful on an individual level. But my concern is:...
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