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One way to put philanthropy in your business model: a community news fund

May 1, 2022

For independent newspaper owners who can’t find the right buyer, the key move could be transferring the paper to a nonprofit corporation and living on salary rather than distributions of profits. ...

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Alberto Ibargüen ⁠— a vision to reinvent local news

Apr 28, 2022

As a lawyer, publisher, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and longtime champion of journalism and the arts, Alberto Ibargüen, this year’s recipient of the Al Neuharth ...

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GUEST PERSPECTIVE: Free press, diversity and the digital age

Dec 23, 2021

Indian Country Today’s story doesn’t match many common narratives in local news: that local newspapers aren’t sustainable, aren’t growing and struggle to go digital. Editor Mark ...

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NeSmith, Georgia publisher turns dying weekly into nonprofit to be maintained editorially by the University of Georgia

Nov 1, 2021

Two strategies that have been touted as ways to preserve community newspapers — the nonprofit model and university involvement – are combining to save a weekly newspaper in northeast Georgia. ...

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N.C. family with seven decades of courage, integrity and tenacity honored with Tom and Pat Gish Award

Aug 1, 2021

A family that has demonstrated courage, integrity and tenacity at its twice-weekly newspaper in North Carolina over three generations is the winner of the 2021 Tom and Pat Gish Award from the Institute ...

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A new newspaper ownership model emerges in Colorado

Jun 1, 2021

On Monday, a newly formed group called the Colorado News Conservancy announced it will buy the company in a unique arrangement that involves the National Trust for Local News and the Denver-based Colorado ...

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Les High, legacy publisher in North Carolina, establishes center for local investigative journalism

May 1, 2021

Using a $495,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust over the next three years, Publisher Les High will build a team of journalists who will publish in-depth stories about issues facing Bladen, ...

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New Jersey Hills signs letter of intent to convert to nonprofit status

Feb 25, 2021

Liz Parker and Steve Parker, co-owners of the New Jersey Hills Media Group, the largest remaining independent weekly newspaper group in the state, welcomed the opportunity to transition their papers to ...

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In wake of newspaper shutdowns, start-up aims to fill gaps in community coverage

Jul 29, 2020

As of July 24, with 14 days to go before the campaign ends, 237 funders have pledged $28,376. The team still needs to raise more than $21,000 or the Kickstarter will fail. It is an all or nothing proposition. 

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