Refining sustainability strategies for indie news publishers

One of the things I like most about working with The Patterson Foundation is that it embraces the philosophy of recycling. That doesn’t just apply to material goods – although we are pretty diligent about sorting our plastic water bottles. It applies to ideas and the products of those ideas. Too often, we’ve all sat […]

CJET coaches: Not the usual suspects

Long before the Community Journalism Executive Training (CJET) brought together 32 non-profit and for-profit news entrepreneurs for intensive business training, I started recruiting coaches. And I knew from the outset that, for the program to be successful, I’d need to look beyond the usual suspects. It was a challenging task, given the diverse field of applicants. Some […]

CJET insights on Journalism Accelerator

The Journalism Accelerator, a networking platform Janet helped create and grow as part of her New Media Initiative work with The Patterson Foundation, has posted several insights, tools and takeaways from our recent work on CJET – Community Journalism Executive Training. Lots of good stuff for indie publishers here, both non-profit and for-profit. CJET was […]

As traditional media revenues decline, digital dollars grow

The first quarter reports are slogging in, and for media companies, the numbers continue to paint a picture of ongoing decline. Today, McClatchy Co. posted that first-quarter revenue fell 10 percent, which included an 11 percent decline in newspaper advertising revenue and a 5 percent decline in circulation revenue. But digital-only revenue – not tied […]

One year after leaving corporate media: Focusing on fundamentals

Today marks one year since I left the E.W. Scripps company, resigning my post as Vice President of Content and Marketing. In my announcement – leaked in several places but most reliably here – I said my reasons for leaving were professional and personal: On the professional side, after more than 20 years with newspapers […]