Sustainability: News

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January 2020

Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2020

July 2019

EU Funding for IJ

BBC Media Action to lead media development consortium

Journalists risk everything to hold power to account, crucial work for which a $1bn global fund should be established

June 2019 

Digital News Report 2019

May 2019

2019 Ariadne Forecast

April 2019

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook may pay publishers to put their stuff in a dedicated news section

What should publishers make of Zuckerberg’s newest plan to pay them?

March 2019

MIF releases new report on global media philanthropy

Revealed: Trends in global paid content

The Center for Media at Risk at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication has received a grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to bolster its mission of addressing the increased intimidation of media practitioners.

‘Bundles always dilute the brand’: Publishers grapple with Apple’s new subscription service

Google starts ‘subscriptions lab’ for local publishers to develop paid content

With 100 newsrooms on board, Civil launches blockchain-based publishing platform

February 2019

Apple’s new deal for journalism should send publishers running

NewsMatch 2018 raises $7.6 million, fueling growth in local news and investigative journalism.

Public funds should be used to rescue local journalism, says report

January 2019

Facebook to invest $300 million in local news initiatives

Automattic announces Newspack to help news organizations publish and monetize

Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2019

US Center for Movement Journalism launches

Newsonomics: 18 lessons for the news business from 2018

How nonprofit newsrooms have featured in a ‘comeback’ year for investigative journalism

Nonprofit Media Insiders See Promise for 2019

December 2018

The Australian Competiton & Consumer Commission releases preliminary report on digital platform preliminary report into digital platforms and their impacts news media, advertising, industry competition and user privacy

Sembramedia Punto de Partida: Enseñar para el periodismo del futuro (Starting point: Teaching for the journalism of the future)

Who’s Reading That News Story? Startup Will Help Marketers Find Out     \

The Correspondent hits $1 million milestone halfway into its worldwide crowdfunding campaign to unbreak the news

November 2018

Time to step away from the ‘bright, shiny things’? Towards a sustainable model of journalism innovation in an era of perpetual change

Journalism needs champions’: Philanthropist donates $100 million for new institute

Canadian Gov’t Plans Groundbreaking $450m Subsidy of Independent Media, Nonprofit Newsrooms

Over 1m readers contribute financially to Guardian contributions help Guardian avoid paywall, have broadest possible distribution

Blockchain Won’t Save Journalism After All

September 2018

Are media coops the business model of the future?

How to Start Your Own Media Newsletter

2019 Trend Report For Journalism, Media & Technology

The Dirty Words Journalists Have to Say Without Blushing

A Free Entrepreneurial Journalism Teaching and Learning Toolkit (See description by Jeremy Caplan, Director of Education, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, City University of New York.)

Foundation support for international news: mapping the landscape

Demystifying ‘membership lite’: Why membership and subscription serve different goals

Big Impact: A Pocket-Guide to the Financial Benefits of Major Investigations

Join the club: how Burning Man festival and co-ops are helping shape journalism

Q&A: How The Economist revamped its newsletter strategy

Publishers tap in to podcast revenue potential

How to Launch A Profitable Online Course While Growing Your Audience

The Dirty Words Journalists Have to Say Without Blushing

August 2018

New ways for publishers to capture digital revenue

South Asia: Funding journalism in a digital age

Facebook Fundraising Tools now allow monthly giving