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Sustainability: Perspective – Essential Reading

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A number of major reports have provided a top-level view on the drive to create institutions that will support investigative journalism. Here are some of the key ones:

Starting a Nonprofit News Organization, by the Institute for Nonprofit News

Six Strategies for Sustainable Journalism

DW Academy Media Viability Handbook

Fighting For Survival: New Report on Media Startups in the Global South

Publishing for Peanuts: Innovation and the Journalism Start-Up  

How Nonprofit News Ventures Seek Sustainability: A Knight Study   

Financing Quality Journalism  

Funding the News: Foundations and Nonprofit Media

Venture-backed News Startups and the Field of Journalism  

A journalism innovation and entrepreneurship reading list  

The Impact of Charity and Tax Law/Regulation on Not-for-Profit News Organizations

Sustainability: A Survival Guide for Nonprofit Investigative Groups  

Global Investigative Journalism: Strategies for Support 

The Membership Puzzle partnered with Luminate and Democracy Fund to launch The Membership in News Fund to run through May 2020. The $700,000 fund is designed to support innovative membership models. More details on applying are here. No set deadline. (Spanish)

Better News is a project of the American Press Institute and the Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to address issues of sustainability.

European Federation of Journalists study on new business models to promote journalism


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