News Innovators on the Frontline

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been digging into what has worked—and what hasn’t—for news innovators across the country. Most of the journalists and web entrepreneurs we spoke to have taken our survey, which we’re using to build the new business models that may sustain journalism for years to come. Each profile is written as an in-depth Q&A:

The Alternative Press
A for-profit, ad-based neighborhood news site covering 10 communities in Essex County, New Jersey.

The Arizona Guardian
A for-profit, subscription-based news site covering Arizona state politics.

Brooklyn Based
A for-profit, events and entertainment email service and blog covering New York City’s largest borough.

A for-profit, ad-based business news email service sent to readers in Baltimore, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C.
A for-profit, donation-based news site covering community issues in Davidson, North Carolina.

A for-profit, ad-based news site covering 10 cities across the country including New York and Philadelphia.

A for-profit, ad-based sports blog covering the University of Michigan’s teams and athletes. (Audio clip available.)

Pegasus News
A for-profit, ad-based news site covering local issues in the Dallas/Forth Worth region of Texas.

San Diego News Network
A for-profit, ad based news site covering breaking news, politics, business, sports, lifestyle and entertainment in San Diego, California.

Sun Valley Online
A for-profit, ad-based news site covering the ski town of Ketchum, Idaho.

Texas Watchdog
A not-for-profit, investigative news site covering local and state government corruption and waste in Houston, Texas. (Audio clip available.)

Voice of San Diego
A not-for-profit, independent news site covering issues in San Diego such as water, crime and health care.

A for-profit, ad-based news blog covering community issues in West Seattle.