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How the ICIJ reversed business models to produce journalism causing global change

Gerard Ryle has turned standard practices upside-down to enable a nonprofit organization with limited resources to produce groundbreaking global projects. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists brings in trusted journalists from around the world, giving them access to information in exchange for their media organization’s resources.

E&P’s 25 Under 35

Our 25 Under 35 salute showcases our future — one that’s inspired, passionate and innovative, reinvigorated by fresh ideas and talent. E&P thanks the colleagues who thoughtfully nominated this year’s deserving nominees. Cheers to E&P’s 2023 class of 25 Under 35!
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2023 will belong to the optimist who sees opportunity everywhere

2023 will belong to the optimist, the engineers and the can-do spirit. Cynicism and doubt only leave bitter tastes and bleak futures, and if you stay there, you may be unable to recoup. The second half of 2022 was tumultuous and left too many highly talented individuals unemployed on both the content and revenue side of media. Therefore, do whatever possible to stop this cycle and not take the losses and learnings from last year in vain.
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Steve Waldman’s Rebuild Local News Coalition — aggregating industry advocacy

In this 172nd episode of "E&P Reports," we go one-on-one with Steven Waldman, co-founder of Report for America and chair of the Rebuild Local News Coalition, an alliance of local news organizations developed to advance a range of public policies addressing the accelerating crisis in local news. Waldman speaks to why the new coalition is necessary and what its priorities are, what initiatives they are championing and how they can help move public policies along on a state and national level.

The Bucks County Herald: A story of survival, moving from family to foundation-owned

In this 171st episode of E&P Reports, we reveal the story of the re-birth of suburban Philly weekly, The Bucks County Herald, which rose from the ashes of the global pandemic through a transformation from a family-owned to a non-profit foundation-run local news enterprise. E&P Publisher Mike Blinder question Bridget Wingert, founding editor, and her son Joe Winegert, publisher, on how they formed the new entity, what the community support is like and is this business model one that others can easily replicate.

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Serving as a forum for personal and professional networking is a benefit of social media, but its global reach and popularity have resulted in the posting of information — often described as “news” — from less-than-transparent and unverifiable sources. To make it easier for the public to recognize trustworthy journalism, Reporters Without Borders created the Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI) in 2019.
Despite what many believe about printing, it is not a dying practice. The printing industry continues to experience growth in other areas, such as advertising. The Global Commercial Printing Market is projected to be worth $484.22 billion by 2027, a nearly 12% increase from 2021.
Nonprofit news collaborations deepen investigative work, amplify quality journalism and connect for-profit news organizations to new funding streams. Lisa Yanick Litwiller, director of audience at the Center for Public Integrity, said collaborations give journalists the resources for the deep work that drew many journalists to the industry in the first place.
A group of New York City journalists was growing weary of seeing their beloved alternative news outlets losing their edge as they fell into the hands of hedge funds and billionaire investors. So they took a knife to propriety and started their own worker-owned publication.
I’ll give you some business advice you probably don’t get a lot: Stop. Stop already! Your business is trying to do too much at once; you’re trying to do too much. Stopping is often viewed as a failure or, at the very least, a lack of success. But “not winning right this second” and “losing” are very different things. But how do you tell what’s worth your time?
Teddy bears on the moon. A cat wearing VR headsets. Homer Simpson in “The Blair Witch Project.” It’s time for journalists to have a serious discussion about how good artificial intelligence has become at creating an image for just about any idea imaginable.
A democracy can’t function and flourish without educated and informed citizens. KSPS, the public television station in Spokane, Washington; the Spokane Area League of Women Voters (LWV); and the Spokane Public Schools created Civics Bowl, a quiz show of competing high school students, to promote responsible citizenship.
About a decade ago, Peter Laufer, Ph.D., was in Italy enjoying a leisurely lunch with a publisher. They were making plans for an Italian translation of a book he’d written, “The Dangerous World of Butterflies,” when their discussion turned to the plight of news and the public’s changing news consumption habits. Where they sat, they weren’t far from where the “slow food movement” was born — for which quality ingredients and their provenance from farm to table are valued above speed and cost-efficiency. Laufer conceived of a similar concept applied to newsgathering, what he called “slow news.”
It’s a new year and time for media, agencies and local advertisers to digest the many competing forecasts for 2023 ad spending. There will be sales quotas; agencies will create pitches; and local advertisers will search for the most effective media mix. However they may approach these tasks, the universal forecast is: Digital advertising will continue to gain on legacy media and become an even more dominant force.
Every generation seems to have a way of seeing the one that follows as being different from their own. Now, as Gen Z (people born between 1997 and 2015) comes on the scene, it will be fascinating to observe how they'll find and engage with news content, which platforms and types of content will resonate with them, whether they’re willing to fund quality newsgathering, and how Gen Z journalists will themselves influence the news profession.
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A top European Union official told Elon Musk that Twitter needs to make progress in preparing for a new law aimed at curbing hate speech, misinformation and other harmful content, adding pressure on the company to ensure it complies.
Whether you are investigating the immigration system or activities of federal criminal and civil courts, TRAC has done the FOIA work to obtain data that can bolster your reporting.
Las Vegas investigative reporter Jeff German was slain outside his home on Sept. 2; a Clark County official he had investigated is charged in his death. To continue German’s work, The Washington Post teamed up with his newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, to complete one of the stories he’d planned to pursue before his killing.
Washington Post Live has revealed new programming from the “Race in America: History Matters” series dedicated to Black History Month. The conversations this February will explore new dimensions about the spaces and symbols that have shaped how history is made and how history is marked.
Ralph Nader is starting a newspaper. Yes, that Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate, former presidential candidate and scourge of corporate interests.
Los Angeles’ most popular FM public radio station, KPCC, will rename itself LAist 89.3, the station’s management announced Tuesday.
Editorial writers and columnists at newspapers that are members of America's Newspapers are encouraged to submit their best work for this year's Carmage Walls Commentary Writing Prize.
In a sign of the continued concern about the fragility of America’s democracy, several foundations contributed close to $1 million this fiscal year to sustain Mother Jones’ ambitious democracy reporting, including most recently a $100,000 investment from Craig Newmark Philanthropies.
Statement: "India should be proud that it is the largest democracy in the world, but it cannot hold on to that identity if it continues to erode press freedom, persecute journalists, and suppress news that holds a mirror up to its shortcomings."
Tor those of us mid-career and beyond, memory lane might have fluorescent lights, typewriters and ashtrays.
Upon its launch in October 2020, New York Focus became the first nonprofit newsroom covering New York State politics.
One of the nation's leading rural newspaper chains is planning to close at least some of its papers' local offices to the public this week.
Here’s what they should aim for and what to avoid, and advice from journalists who have had lived experience or have meaningfully reported on them.
The app uses algorithmic predictions, which Kevin Systrom sees as "the future of social."
Letter asks Biden to call on Congress to pass the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act.
Former Twitter employees are expected to testify next week before the House Oversight Committee about the social media platform’s handling of reporting on President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
To better understand the changes happening now, Leonard Downie Jr. and former CBS News president Andrew Heyward, a colleague at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, investigated the values and practices in mainstream newsrooms today, with a grant from the Stanton Foundation.
Within a week of the Medford Mail Tribune shutting down on Jan. 13, not one but two newspaper publishers announced they’re moving in to serve Medford and the Jackson County region.
The move came as part of cost-cutting measures under which the news service is also ending its radio programming in 10 other languages, including Persian, Chinese and Hindi.
A California lawmaker is proposing a bill to get TV cameras and reporters inside the state's prison system. 
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The Economist and PressReader have announced an expansion of their strategic partnership to further broaden the publication’s digital distribution and increase group subscriptions. The continued and deepened partnership helps PressReader carry out its mission to empower and enrich curious minds by bringing a universe of quality content within reach.
Doorfront Direct, the nation’s largest independent magazine and catalog delivery network, celebrates its five-year anniversary on Dec. 5.
In October 2022, Seawave Corporation, publisher of the Cape May County Herald in Rio Grande, New Jersey, signed a contract with SCS to implement the Community Advertising System to standardize and modernize its advertising and production workflows.
We're proud to announce that Column is now a certified B Corporation. Our certification establishes us amongst a small subset of public benefit corporations officially certified by the B Lab, a global nonprofit network committed to making all businesses a force for good. In our most recent blog, Melissa Theiss, head of people at Column, explains our certification, what a B Corp Score means and how we're committed to making an impact.
On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the trading platform for journalism — Journexx — is launching its final test phase before opening its doors to the entire publishing industry.
Each year Editor & Publisher Magazine (E&P) and the Local Media Consortium (LMC) recognize companies that have done the impossible through successful innovation, implementing cost savings or developing new programs that have generated considerable increases in revenue or audience.
We need your help in recognizing the next generation of news publishing leaders,. We’re talking about people who are young, bright, and capable of tackling whatever the changing news media climate throws at them. Please help us by nominating a news publishing up-and-comer (or yourself) for our “25 Under 35” feature story that will appear in our February 2023 issue.
It's going to be a rough year for local advertising in 2023. Borrell is forecasting that growth will be at a near-standstill, held back by a combination of economic pressures and a dramatic reshaping of the type of businesses now operating in each market. Borrell will unveil its forecasts and describe the change in business composition during a 45-minute webinar at 11 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, Nov. 17. The webinar is free.
Mediahuis, an international media group with a range of powerful brands and activities in many European countries and Ireland's leading print and digital media publisher, reaches millions …
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ABC News President Kim Godwin has announced that Britt Clennett is now a foreign correspondent based in Hong Kong.
In a memo to staff on Wednesday, U.S. News Director Josh Hoffner announced several promotions and hires across the United States.
Previously at The Korea Herald, Brolley Genster will be a staff editor based in Seoul.
After a nationwide search, Adrienne Brown has been named NPR's new vice president of Development Operations and Services. Brown's first day will be Feb. 27.
The New York Times has announced a new Culture editor who embraces the paper's mission and inspires Culture reporters and editors.
The strategic realignment includes the announcement of new leadership of the Catholic News Agency, ACI Group and the National Catholic Register.
The interns represent 17 colleges and universities and will work as reporters, photographers, videographers, graphics reporters and developers, designers, editorial writers, multiplatform editors and producers, social media editors, and audio producers.
Veteran journalist Andy Serwer is the latest addition to the financial news titan’s newsroom.
Philana Patterson will become the new head of audio for The Wall Street Journal.
Mother Jones recently promoted Sophie Murguia to deputy managing editor, and Ruth Murai to research editor. 
Deborah Douglas will lead efforts to provide training in solutions journalism.
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Witty and contrarian, he was the longtime editor and later publisher of The Nation and wrote an acclaimed book about the Hollywood blacklisting era.
Virgil Shipley, a longtime photographer and reporter for the Mount Vernon (Ohio) News, has died.
She was well known in the San Francisco area for focusing on subjects like racism, sexism and drugs, in columns that sometimes angered sports stars.
John Lampson, 86, a native of Jefferson and Ashtabula County, died Saturday, Jan. 14, in his apartment in Mentor, Ohio, with his wife Marilyn by his side, following a brief illness. Lampson served as president and publisher of Gazette Newspapers from 1985 to 2005, later becoming the publisher emeritus, which he served until his death.
He was managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine and a top editor at Politico before overseeing The New York Times’ popular political newsletter.
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