Archive for 'Public Support'

Giving up on the news business

Posted on 19. Oct, 2009 by .


Before reaching their dangerous conclusion – recommending government supported journalism in a report called the Reconstruction of American Journalism – former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie and Columbia journalism prof Michael Schudson make some basic and, I believe, profoundly mistaken assumptions, namely: “That journalism is now at risk, along with the advertising-supported economic foundations of […]

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Charity or Collaboration?

Posted on 19. Jul, 2009 by .


The New York Times has accepted free stories from ProPublica. It has endorsed a journalist getting help from the public via Spot.US to underwrite a story that might appear at And Poynter’s Bill Mitchell says the paper is even wondering about foundation support for its work (but for perspective, I suspect one could safely […]

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Leonard Witt Interviews John Yemma from Christian Science Monitor

Posted on 17. Nov, 2008 by .


Both of these gentlemen attended the New Business Models for News Summit. Leonard Witt was in the “Public Support for Journalism” working group with myself while John Yemma was a roaming journalist. Before the conference Yemma had alluded to CMS making some sweeping changes but at the time I didn’t give it a second thought. […]

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Charges to the groups

Posted on 13. Oct, 2008 by .


After presentations on network models and new structures for news companies plus a lightening round of presentation by entrepreneurs and executives who are executing new models, we will form into Aspen-Institute-like groups (without the sylvan scenery) to tackle five assignments in the afternoon. Their rappateurs and leaders will report back to the entire group with […]

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