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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 [...]

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 [...]

Livestream: Changing Roles in Emerging News Ecology

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Joel Kramer is talking live at the Journalism that Matters discussion with Mike Tippet and Michelle Ferrier.  He says if his MinnPost project is a example for funding journalism enterprises then it is a “grim business model.”  The future is not real positive if we want a newsroom populated with professionals.
Update: June 5, 2008: I [...]

Future of Journalism Embedded in Six Stories

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Today at Romenesko the future of journalism can be seen in six separate stories:
 Story 1: McClatchy Co., one of the nation’s biggest newspaper companies, reported sharply lower profit and revenue for its third quarter Tuesday and said it would take an accounting charge to reflect the poor conditions in the newspaper business and its falling share [...]

Can Joel Kramer’s Caring Spirit Save Quality Journalism?

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Okay, I lived in Minnesota for 18 years and I am used to Minnesota generosity, the caring spirit, but what Joel Kramer, former editor and publisher of the Star Tribune, is doing is quite extraordinary. He is donating his time, talent and money in the hopes of ensuring that quality journalism thrives in Minnesota via MinnPost, an Internet based [...]