Nonprofit news models


How MATTER succeeded in spite of itself

This is the first of four profiles of journalists at nonprofit news startups - the dreams, the struggles, the lessons learned. An abundance of studies have tried to assess the revenue strategies that can make digital news startups sustainable, typically focusing on successes like The Texas Tribune and the range of possible revenue sources.¬† Freelancer Naomi Lubick approached the question … Read More

Knight Foundation support for nonprofit news startups shifts focus to growth, sustainability

The Knight Foundation has released a detailed new report today arguing that well-run nonprofit news sites can weather their growing pains and operate at break-even or better. The report itself has a wealth of statistics on 18 selected sites, all operating for at least three years, but I found the subtext even more interesting. To those venturing to … Read More