By Steve Myers: In an extended interview on “Talk of the Nation,” Clay Shirky explained why the newspaper industry’s paywall experiments represent a shift from the product-based business model to a donation system like NPR’s. Sound familiar? Here’s Spot.Us founder David Cohn’s take on the Times’ paywall in April:
By CHRIS DEVORE: Entrepreneurship is all about passion: if you’ve decided that selling to local SMBs is your life’s work, I celebrate your choice. This post is for all the entrepreneurs who are currently evaluating local / hyperlocal business ideas, but might be just as happy doing something else.
By Michele McLellan: Local foundations are becoming key players in the emerging local news ecosystem by funding news and information projects or creating their own. Here’s a look at some of the projects that have attracted community foundation support through the Knight Community Information Challenge.
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Netzpolitik is a (German) blog about how the internet changes politics and how politics changes the internet. Themes that interest us are for example data privacy, copyright law and other issues dealing with internet policy. On the other hand we advocate for more transparency and citizen participation so that people can better influence and change political processes.
By Jeremy Caplan: When it comes to tools, entrepreneurial journalists have the advantage of being free. Free of the obligation to use a news organization’s clunky software packages. Free from layers of tech bureaucracy. And free from having to get approval to try new tools.
By Joel Kramer and Laurie Kramer: We ended 2011 with a surplus of $21,669. That’s two years in a row that MinnPost has been modestly in the black.
By Tim Currie: AllNovaScotia charges $360 a year and seemingly breaks all the “rules” for online news. So why does it have the ear of the most powerful people in the province — and make a profit?
We monitor a variety of local media websites in markets large & small. They’re a mix of Newspaper, TV, Radio, Hyper-local, and other local sites. Here’s our collection of web revenue ‘best practices’ from the past 12 months. Special thanks to 360 Media Alliance for the additional assistance.
Jeff Jarvis, author of “What Would Google Do?” and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism for City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, came to the Cronkite School to speak as part of the Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute.