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New York Times Maps USA Newspapers’ Financial Crisis

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

A map with a related article entitled: As Cities Go From Two Papers to One, Talk of Zero gives a graphic overview of the state of the newspaper crisis in the USA.
The article and the graphic are a grim reminder of what is happening. It’s a reminder why so many folks, including all of [...]

Matching Grant Helps MinnPost Try Micro Sponsor Plan

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Thanks to a $10,000 matching grant from the Harnisch Foundation, MinnPost is trying a micro sponsorship plan to underwrite the work of David Brauer, who reports about Minnesota media. Just click on a button for a $10 or $25 donation. As of this posting, $1,415 has been raised.
Joel Kramer, MinnPost founder, writes:
MinnPost is a national [...]

Knight Injects $390,000 into Four Community News Sites

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

This from a Knight Foundation news release:
MIAMI – Four online community news sites will expand their local reporting staffs and bring their communities more content, with a combined $390,000 investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The grants aim to help the non-profit sites draw a larger audience by providing more local news, [...]

Christian Science Monitor: A Change Worth Watching, Or Is It?

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

The Christian Science Monitor announced today that it is going to shut down the paper edition in April 2009 and just publish online. With a paper that does fairly pure high quality journalism that might sound like an experiment worth watching. However,  a trip to the Monitor’s website might diminish the worth of that experiment. [...]

Joel Kramer Optimistic about Nonprofit News Models

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Yesterday I blogged that Joel Kramer, MinnPost publisher, spoke in a broad sense about the grim outlook for news business models. He said that’s not what he meant — if that’s how it was interpreted. Here is the message he wants conveyed:
I did not intend to say that the MinnPost business model is grim. I believe that the [...]