Tag Archives: Knight Foundation

NewBizNews HyperCamp Schedule

Posted on 28. Oct, 2009 by .


We’re looking forward to the New Business Models for (Local) News HyperCamp, scheduled for Wednesday, November 11th. The conference schedule is now available here and as a google doc. The day-long event will be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism — 219 West 40th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC. Coffee and registration begin at […]

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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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Hyperlocal Boston

Posted on 16. Oct, 2009 by .


Now that The New York Times Company has decided not to sell the Boston Globe, DailyDeal.com wonders whether the company should convert Boston to a hyperlocal-based business. Well, our Knight Foundation-funded New Business Models for News can be a roadmap. Indeed, the 5-million-person hypothetical market we worked on looks an awful lot like Boston (because, […]

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Call for local bloggers for a NewBizNews event

Posted on 15. Oct, 2009 by .


I’m putting out a call for local bloggers within traveling distance from New York – and for journalists who’ve left their jobs or are thinking about leaving to start local news blogs – to attend a series of workshops at CUNY on Nov. 11. The first half of the day, we’ll be presenting and discussing […]

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NewBizNews on All Things Considered

Posted on 07. Oct, 2009 by .


NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik came to CUNY to report on the effort to find new business models for news, including our Knight Foundation funded presentation at the Aspen Institute:

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The model of the new media model

Posted on 03. Oct, 2009 by .


Leo Laporte, creator of This Week in Tech and the TWiT network of podcasts, spoke before the Online News Association this week and presented the very model of the new media company: small, highly targeted, serving a highly engaged public, and profitable. (Full disclosure: I am a panelist on TWiT’s This Week in Google show.) […]

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Journalism as capitalism

Posted on 02. Oct, 2009 by .


The only way that journalism is going to be sustainable is if it is profitable – and out of that market relationship comes many other benefits: accountability to the public it serves; independence from funders’ agendas; growth; innovation. This is the future for journalism we envisioned in the New Business Models for News Project. Not-for-profit, […]

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Two Paid Models for Metro News

Posted on 30. Sep, 2009 by .


The debate over paid models has grown heated in recent months as publishers cast about for new revenues to replace declining advertising dollars. But, although asking readers to pay for the news seems to have gained favor of late, publishers are still divided on whether charging for online content is the best approach. Indeed, just […]

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NewBizNews on MPR

Posted on 28. Sep, 2009 by .


I joined Alan Mutter on Minnesota Public Radio this morning talking about new business models for news. Mentions of the project and the discussion at the Knight-Foundation-funded Aspen Institute presentation. Have a listen: /**/

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The X Prizes for news (and media)

Posted on 25. Sep, 2009 by .


A conversation with our Knight Foundation friends at Aspen inspired me to think through what an X Prize for news could accomplish. Then this week’s report in the New York Times about the awarding of the NetFlix X Prize – and the far greater value it created, not just for NetFlix, but for its participants […]

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