This summer for Innovation in Focus we are exploring news organizations which function through new, emerging or unique revenue models. The Colorado Sun is a journalist-owned and run, ad-free news site based in Denver that was launched on September 10, 2018. Their newsroom consists of 11 full time journalists. I spoke with Dana Coffield and Larry … Continued
This summer, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Innovation in Focus web series will take a look at the startup and growing pains of a handful of news organizations’ new efforts to raise revenue. Those efforts range from membership models and retooling ownership to new ventures and crowdfunding efforts. The Innovation in Focus summer revenue … Continued
By 2017, it was clear to Janine York that she had to act. “Our newspaper is our core product, but we knew we needed to expand,” says York, the advertising director at the Missourian, a twice-weekly newspaper in the small town of Washington, Missouri. By 2017, it was clear to Janine York that she had … Continued
For newsroom leaders already struggling to produce and monetize daily content, I understand how augmented reality tools might seem out of their reach. Though tools from Google, Amazon and Apple can be daunting with their requirement of coding knowledge, there are tools that make it easy for those of us with small budgets, little to … Continued
Are you a small, independent news site or a news entrepreneur seeking to connect with your local bank or hospital for sponsorship? If so, keep the four P’s in mind when developing relationships with sponsors. The goal of a sponsorship is to build financial support for your organization. And sponsors may be seeking a marketing or … Continued
Individuals or organizations can apply for 2018-19 fellowships at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute through Jan. 31. During the application season, we will publish Q&As with a few of our past fellows to find out how the fellowships benefited their organizations and what advice they have for applicants.
There are three types of fellowships: institutional, nonresidential and residential. Learn more by visiting RJI Fellowships.