Funding Models for the Future Newsroom

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Funding Models for the Future Newsroom

Original broadcast: April 22, 2021. Replay available upon demand.

In this 45-minute On Poynt session, you will learn about creative business models that could change the future of journalism, from co-ops to coalitions.

Overview

  • Original broadcast: April 22, 2021. Replay available upon demand.
  • Hear from news leaders about their unique approaches to funding — and redefining — journalism
  • Consider how new ways of funding journalism will impact both journalists and their audiences
  • Bring your questions! There will be time for an audience Q&A

Suggested donation: $15.00

Suggested donation: $15.00

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Learning Outcomes

This On Poynt session is part of our Future of the Newsroom series and is focused on unique funding models. Throughout the series, you will learn:

  • How local newsrooms experimented with new strategies, technology, logistics during the pandemic
  • What local newsroom leaders are considering as they reconstruct the definition of the workplace
  • How to start navigating return-to-workplace decisions

Suggested donation: $15.00

Suggested donation: $15.00

Overview

  • Original broadcast: April 22, 2021. Replay available upon demand.
  • Hear from news leaders about their unique approaches to funding — and redefining — journalism
  • Consider how new ways of funding journalism will impact both journalists and their audiences
  • Bring your questions! There will be time for an audience Q&A

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Original broadcast: April 22, 2021. Replay available upon demand.

Journalism — particularly local news — was already under severe economic pressure before the pandemic shuttered 60 newsrooms and led to thousands of layoffs and furloughs. The old business models aren’t working. What might?

Join Poynter senior faculty Joie Chen as she speaks with Chris Horne, founder and president of The Devil Strip news cooperative in Akron, Ohio, and Laura Frank, executive director of COLab, the nonprofit Colorado News Collaborative, a coalition that unites journalists from more than 100 newsrooms, about business models that could redefine the future of journalism.

What is a news “cooperative”? Horne will explain what it means to lead a news organization owned and governed by its readers. How can a coalition model serve its local news audience and build community? Frank will talk about the lessons she’s learning as the inaugural executive director of the COLab.

Both Horne and Frank are entrepreneurs dedicated to shaping a new future for local news. Let’s learn from their experiences.

Journalists, educators and citizens interested in the future of news are invited to tune in for this free On Poynt session on Thursday, April 22 at noon Eastern time.

About On Poynt

In 2021, our On Poynt series will feature timely interviews with journalists for the story behind the story of the latest breaking news, moderated by Poynter experts.

In this special four-part special series, On Poynt is teaming up with Poynter’s “Locally” to consider — through live conversations and reported storytelling — the newsroom of the future and the challenges ahead as more journalists are able to return to in-person work.

These sessions will address critical questions for news organizations and journalists in the months ahead, such as: what’s been lost and gained, how workplace culture has changed, potential funding models and the fate of the physical newsroom.

These sessions are free to attend and will include time for Q&A at the end.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org.

This On Poynt takes place Thursday, April 22, 2021, from noon to 12:45 p.m. Eastern. A recording will be available within 72 hours.

During the first 30 minutes of the On Poynt, Joie Chen will interview Chris Horne and Laura Frank on what they’ve learned in a year leading community-focused newsrooms during a pandemic. They will discuss the common themes and takeaways. During the final 15 minutes, audience members will have an opportunity to get their questions answered.

Who should tune in

These 45-minute sessions will help journalists, educators, students and anyone interested in journalism to better understand the future of the news media.

Cost

This On Poynt session is free to attend. Suggested donation is $15.

Instructors

  • Joie Chen (she/her)
    Senior Adviser & Faculty
    Joie Chen brings a wide range of experience as a national and international television journalist to the Poynter Institute, where she will serve as Senior...
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  • Chris Horne
    Founder and President, The Devil Strip
    Chris (he/him) is native of Macon, Georgia, publisher of The Devil Strip, husband to Dr. Heather Braun, and co-creator of 10-year-old Maddy. He was a...
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  • Laura Frank
    Executive Director of COLab, the nonprofit Colorado News Collaborative
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