Monday, November 09, 2009

An American example of non profit news

Over at the Editors Weblog,Jennifer Lush looks at an example of non profit news.

The Texas Tribune launched early last week as a non-profit venture in an attempt to fill a gap in quality local journalism in Texas.

It aims to achieve something along the lines of ProPublica but on a smaller and more political scale.

Its editor,Evan Smith,says that it will survive because it has a good business plan,is staying online only to keep costs down and asked whether non profit is the way to go says

Yes and no. It is unlikely to become a general solution for newspapers simply because of the huge sums of money involved, but for niche reporting and more time/fund consuming journalism such as investigative reporting, it could definitely be a viable option.

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