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Evolving technologies and revenue challenges are encouraging news and information producers to experiment like never before. We’re blown away by how some are attempting to create new opportunities and expand the definition of what journalism can be. New trends are emerging hourly. Share with us the experiments you think are important.

Networked Journalism: What Works

A reflection on nine pilot projects in collaborative journalism, highlighting what worked and what didn't. Key takeaways: Content sharing can work; revenue sharing "a tough nut to crack."

The 4th Estate Project

Quantifying sources and statements with statistical analyses of media reports, distilling data into useful infographics, The 4th Estate Project aims to show the value of professional journalism.

Cartoon Movement

Enjoy, rank, offer and source cartoons and comic journalism on this collaborative cartoon publishing platform, built to meet community needs for easy, fair distribution and fresh revenue models.


Penetrate the lawmaking labyrinth with this tech-marries-mission tool from Sunlight Foundation. Cuts research time and brings custom state or Congressional bill tracking right to you.

Challenge Fund for Journalism Report: Learning to Fish

Findings from four major journalism funders leveraging millions of dollars over seven years. One key: make fundraising daily work. Useful to understand the landscape or plan your own strategy.

100 Reporters

A deliberate experiment connecting professional journalists, citizens and whistle-blowers; a source of stories on corruption worldwide; potential inspiration for your own reporting and engagement.

HARO: Help A Reporter Out

Mark Fidelman suggests HARO to the JA community as a useful tool to connect reporters with experts in almost anything. Free and built on user input, the biz model reflects a return to mimic.

Filling the Meter: Measuring the Effectiveness of Paywalls for Online Revenue

The fresh eyes of a next generation journalist examine paywalls and concludes they are “the best option for newspapers moving forward.” How to sell customers? "It's a matter of fairness."

Co-opetition Interactive

In a JA thread, Sally Duros recommends this as a "favorite resource for analyzing collaborations." Offering perspective on how shrinking competition in journalism enables new experiments.

Society for New Communications Research

Tap into bright brains bridging the gap between new communications theory and reality. Deep study and practical applications offered in the work of diverse thinkers.
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