Helping community publishers thrive

From today’s “When Block by Block‘s first Community News Summit wrapped up in 2010, participating publishers told organizes that what they needed most was hands-on training — not in how to do better journalism but to succeed in business. Out of that feedback were born two training initiatives — the Summer Camp, funded by the Patterson Foundation, and the Community Journalism Executive Training, funded by the Knight Foundation and administered by the Investigative News Network. Rusty Coats, principal (with his wife Janet) in the Coats2Coats media consultancy, was the head coach for both, while Janet focused on fund raising for the training.”

Read the Q&A of C2C’s ongoing work in how that training has made a difference for community publishers here.

Honored by the recognition, but more honored to continue working with people in every corner of media – for-profit, non-profit, public, entrepreneurial, academe, foundations – who are mission driven and determined to find the new path.