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From the Field: Lessons from Startups
January 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
So you’ve launched your nonprofit newsroom. Now what? Join John S. Adams of the Montana Free Press and Chris Cobler of the Fort Worth Report for a group discussion on lessons they’ve learned by launching their newsrooms. During the one-hour gathering, John and Chris will offer tips on:
- Building a strong board
- Developing a business plan and diversifying revenue streams
- Creating a membership funnel
- Best practices for reaching your audience through newsletters
- Building a database infrastructure that works for you
About John: Montana Free Press was founded by veteran award-winning investigative and political reporter John S. Adams. John was formerly the Capital Bureau Chief of the Great Falls Tribune and a correspondent for USA TODAY. John is known as a dogged investigator and the host of the MT Lowdown podcast whose unbiased reporting has changed the shape of Montana politics. You can reach John at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter.
About Chris: Chris Cobler is the CEO and publisher of the Fort Worth Report. He is a longtime daily newspaper leader who started his career as a reporter in his hometown at the Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal and then worked at newspapers in Colorado, South Dakota and Texas. In Texas, he first served as managing editor of the Denton Record-Chronicle and later was editor and publisher of the Victoria Advocate. You can contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.