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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 [...]

Poynter Tracking Journalism Transformation Stories

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Having trouble keeping up with all the stories about journalism woes and breakthroughs? Well, the Poynter Institute has found a way to make your life just a little less complicated with its Transformation Tracker Resources by its librarian David Shedden. He is posting story links daily.
I said less complicated, not necessarily less [...]

J-Startup News: Crowdsourcing Site to Fix Journalism

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

J-Startup News is a nifty little site, with this introduction:
Welcome to J-startup news, a place for news people to discuss, rate and share news and commentary about journalism startups, new business models for news, hacker journalism and anything else that falls along these lines.
Here is its widget:

Its founder adds:

Google Executive Says Journalism Sites Can Be Smarter

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Embedded in a long interesting tome addressing the future of the internet, Jonathan Rosenberg, senior vice president, for product management at Google, provides excellent advice for journalism sites:
…The experience of consuming news on the web today fails to take full advantage of the power of technology. It doesn’t understand what users want in order [...]