Online Journalism Enterprises: From Startup to Sustainability

By Jon Funabiki: When the Internet, Craigslist and other media developments shoved newspapers into a tailspin, it touched off a fleet of entrepreneurial start-ups racing to fill the voids in journalism. Now there are signs of a looming shakeout among these new, largely web-based operations, and philanthropy is poised to offer them the two things they need most: cash, of course, but more importantly, business know-how. These are the implications of a Renaissance Journalism Center study of news media entrepreneurs called “Online Journalism Enterprises: From Start-up to Sustainability.”

Renaissance Journalism Center: Online Journalism Enterprises: From Startup to Sustainability