Audience Engagement and Revenue: More Reading

Why newsrooms pursue membership when it’s a fraction of their revenue

We spoke to hundreds of independent news supporters over the last year. This is their member manifesto

Our guide to the future of audience-funded journalism & how you can add to it

When it comes to launching serious, sustainable membership programs for journalism, ask for more, more often, and aim higher

Is audience engagement a mushy construct based on anecdata — or something audiences actually want?

Hear Me the Money: If News Organizations Embrace Engagement, Will $$ Follow?

How to build revenue by connecting with your audience

What Your Site Can Learn from 100 News Orgs with Robust Membership Programs

Must read literature on membership in news

How can local independent news orgs build successful membership programs?

What a failed media startup can teach us about involving readers in reporting

It’s Time For Better Engagement Metrics

Is ‘Engagement’ Anything More than a Media Buzzword?

Consulting your readers

When membership is not the right model

Readers seem willing to pay for news site centered around a place – what about sites built on an issue?

Report: “Pathways to Engagement: Understanding How Newsrooms are Working with Communities”

Membership Programs are Paying Off for News Outlets

A practical framework for newsrooms to better engage niche community groups

“Maybe it is a purist attitude we have, but we believe that being funded by your readers is the best guarantee for independence”

3 tips for news organisations looking to launch membership models

An interview with NYU professor and media critic Jay Rosen about why membership models could be the key to sustaining public service journalism

Jay Rosen: Members ‘don’t want a gate around the journalism they’re supporting’

This reporting project wants to get environmental investigations to the people affected

Innovation in Journalism Through Engagement Design

“Hello, is anyone there?” Measuring Audience Engagement and Participation