Lessons from Nine Collaborative Journalism Pilot Projects
Three years ago, J-Lab funded nine pilot projects that invited eight newspapers and one public radio station to partner with news start-ups in their communities. Results are in! View them here.
Engaging Audiences: Measuring Interactions, Engagement and Conversions
The rise of social media tools in recent years has empowered online news startups, but most say they cannot lasso data to track whether they are turning users into supporters who will help their sites survive..
Philadelphia Enterprise Reporting Awards
Journalism partnerships that received small awards to do 14 in-depth reporting projects produced more than 300 stories, blogs, podcasts, videos, databases and maps. They offer a replicable roadmap for jumpstarting public affairs reporting and media collaboration. View the press release and the report on the first year.
Rules of the Road: Navigating the New Ethics of Local Journalism
With journalism entrepreneurs launching local news startups at a rapid pace, the local news landscape is evolving - and so are the rules of the road guiding ethical decisions.
Likes & Tweets: Leveraging Social Media for News Sites
If you're like most journalists and media entrepreneurs, you use social media daily.
However, that doesn't mean you're doing all you could with it to engage with your community, listen and monitor the conversation, or use it to plan outreach campaigns around news events, real world meet-ups and breaking stories.
The Knight Community News Network helps people learn journalism skills and track new trends to publish community news sites. Its sister site, J-Learning.org, offers tips and tools for using software and hardware to create community news sites. They are published by J-Lab.
CEO of Webbmedia Group Amy Webb spoke at American University on April 18 for the DC Startup Forum, sponsored by J-Lab, WAMU, and American University. Get great insights from past discussions in this exciting speaker series for media entrepreneurs.