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This is a digest of the links you see offered as “featured” on the Journalism Accelerator homepage (and other spots across the site). Because the featured items are updated often, this is the place for you to find these resources once they’ve left the rotation. To help you find something you may have seen on a given week, featured listing are organized by the dates they ran. Got suggestions on content you’d like to see featured?

Journalism Accelerator Featured Links: September 1 – September 30, 2011

How are community news startups building and sustaining their business online?
What do you know that might help community news site publishers like Andre Natta make the transition from a startup to a sustainable news business with staying power?

What is your exit strategy?
This is the first question the JA was asked by new media news business expert and consultant Rusty Coats. Rusty offers his take why this is one of the most important questions any news publisher will ever ask. Check out his blog post and share your point of view.

An interview with Mike Fancher, author of “Re-Imagining Journalism: Local News for a Networked World”
“The best news sources may very well exist outside of my newsroom…” Mike Fancher’s paper, 3 years in the making, distills key points into actionable possibilities in a recent interview with JA.

How Freelance Journalists Can Find Better Sources Through Online Searches
Check out this video for details on strategies to help journalists improve search results and streamline online research.

DiscoverText: A new Web-based text analytic toolkit
“Unlocking the power of text,” DiscoverText offers new analytic tools to mine text including eDiscovery, public comments, FOIA processing, research and more!

Using online tools and techniques to get a job in journalism: advice from the experts
A panelist of top notch journalists share tips how to build your professional brand online to advance your career and land gigs.

Twitter Tool For Journalists
Still in beta, released in the UK 8/2011, you can gain useful details on your content, its reach, follower counts and ID who may be most influential to tweet the link.

What Happens When AOL Finally Decides to Go Private?
When “AOLs dial-up revenue disappears, will the dial-up caterpillar transform itself into a Web-publishing butterfly?”

SXSW 2012: Electronic Frontier Foundation offers top panel picks
Sure it’s only September, but SXSW is already in full ramp up. EEF outlines a round up of issues and recommendations on panels you won’t want to miss.

Journalism Accelerator Featured Links: August 12 – September 1, 2011

The Future of News: four different sources weigh in
High voltage thinkers’ recent works, compiled by Knight, offer deep thinking on new possibilities for journalism. in June: 13 blogs top 1 million page views
Summertime traffic siesta? LA Times thinks not. 160,877,197 page views in June mark the third-most-trafficked month in the site’s history.

Apple vs. Android: the way it may go down
At a pivotal crossroad, two mobile giants face off over IP.

The Guardian crowdsourcing experiment on coverage of London riots
Brilliant combo of live coverage, official information collected by the Guardian’s team, plus tweets, bloggers, videos and records sent by the crowd.

‘Promoted tweets’ coming to your timeline this summer
As Twitter raises even more money, a debrief how the social giant is getting more serious about making money.

Mediabistro summer boot camps, on and offline, combine journalism and technology courses
At the intersection of technology and journalism, Mediabistro lines up a series of classes for full-on power learning.

WeFollow: a top tweeters directory
Helpful tool to help you tap your social capital by way of sizing up the influence of others.

Journalism Accelerator Featured Links: July 19 – August 12, 2011

Ecosystem impact: the Patch Effect continued
Common themes from ten local site operators across the US – east, west and middle – present a first hand perspective of the news ecology with a Patch site operating as part of their community media mix.

New Pew Report: Assessing a New Landscape in Journalism
Pew’s report offers an early analysis of journalism’s green shoots sprouting up across the nation as nonprofit news.

State of the Fourth Estate: Economist Future of News Series
The Economist presents a rich bundle of perspective on the business of news past, future and present.

The Knight Foundation Shares What They’re Learning
Knight’s beta site is rich with research, reflection and reports from the field of news on innovation and experiments underway.

Re-Imagining Journalism: Local News for a Networked World
Mike Fancher’s new policy paper, commissioned by the Knight Foundation, outlines five critical ingredients to support local journalism.

Engagement Survey from Joy Mayer Delivers New Insights
Highlights from Joy’s phone survey where 529 editors of daily community newspapers talk engagement.

Linking Audiences to News: A Network Analysis of Chicago Websites
Links to the report put into context by Michele McLellan; a helpful summary of findings and suggestions for publishers to consider.

Journalism Accelerator Featured Links: July 7 – July 19, 2011

NTEN and M+R Strategic Services Annual Benchmark Study
See how 34+ earth-friendly nonprofits stack up: a free report offers a compendium of tactics and results.

One Size Does Not Fit All
Michael Depp’s post on NetNewsCheck explores how nonprofit news sites are re-imagining news.

Save the News Goes Behind the Scenes
Local news is outsourced daily. Have you checked to see if your community is on the media consolidation map?

NYT asks: Got Twitter? You’ve Been Scored
Great article in the NYT drills into the social cybersphere’s impact on the “democratization of influence.”

Twitter’s Official Page for Journalists
Twitter served fresh daily: “resources to help you and your organization at every step of the reporting and publishing process.”

Biblionews Offers Fresh Frame for News Providers and Information Brokers
Jacob Caggiano’s video documents the pairing of libraries and a free press from the recent JTM Cambridge, Mass event Beyond Books.

MediaShift post “The Twitter Effect: How Social Media Changes the News Narrative”
Devin Harner outlines how social media is reshaping news, “not enough and too much information,” as revealing both new challenges and opportunities.

Poytner’s Seven Steps to a Successful Aggregation Strategy
Jeff Sonderman shows us how aggregation can help deliver even more value and draw a larger audience.

Journalism Accelerator Featured Links: June 20 – July 7, 2011

Which #journalism hashtags on Twitter do you find most useful?
We’re tracking and collecting journalism hashtags. Many offer loads of ideas, smart thinkers and new resources. Does your community have a hashtag others should know about?

Hacks for Hacks: Carnival of Journalism Best Ever of New Tricks
A round up of “best life, workflow, info, journalism hacks” “work tips” on how to work smart!

FCC Report on Media Offers Strong Diagnosis, Weak Prescriptions
465 pages, 600+ interviews over 18 months “diagnosis is sound, but the remedies are lacking”

Partners of Necessity: a Case for Collaboration in Local Investigative Reporting
Sandy Rowe’s take on emerging possibilities and potential models for the future

New Business Models for News
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism offers a fantastic smorgasbord of substance

The Brain Holds Clues for Journalism
In a radically and rapidly evolving environment, can “feeling the heat” advance the social mission of journalism?

Citizens, Journalists and Institutions: A Power Shift in Civic Information and News
Citizen engagement through creation of news is great, but do corporations set the agenda?

Committee of Concerned Journalists
Discussion, tools, articles, workshops and forums by a number of leading thinkers in publishing, news reporting and the academy

Analysis Exchange
What’s not to love? Web analytics strategy and site metrics assessment for the public good!

Print Journalism + Digital News in 2011
The Story So Far. Columbia Journalism Review offers a useful assessment on “what we know [so far] about the business of digital journalism”

The State of the News Media 2011
Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism

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