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Latest INN News

  • INN Shifts Technical Support Services

    On July 31, the Institute for Nonprofit News closed INN Labs and is shifting to providing news technology support through a mix of staff and partner companies.  INN will continue to provide technology support for its members. Kay Lima, as technology director, will help news organizations with analytics, Google Ad Grants, donation flow improvements and other NewsMatch support, as well as assistance for member tech staff postings, RFPs, and with sourcing skilled providers.

  • Case Study: How The Rivard Report Generates Three Times More Revenue than the Average Nonprofit Newsroom

    With funding from Google News Initiative (GNI), the Institute for Nonprofit News has launched the IGNITE Sponsorship Program to enable a cohort of established nonprofit newsrooms to increase their earned revenue from sponsorships. The first plank of this initiative is an in-depth case study of one particularly successful nonprofit newsroom — San Antonio’s Rivard Report — which has bucked the typical reliance on grants and individual donations by managing to generate about one-third of its revenue from sponsorships and what it calls “business memberships.” The case study released today by INN was written by Emily Roseman for Blue Engine Collaborative, a new consortium of independent consultants and advisers with deep experience in driving audience and revenue at for-profits and nonprofits.

  • Bipartisan Legislation that Would Rebuild Local News

    To add to the many struggles of life during a pandemic, the collapse, or absence, of local news means that too many communities do not have access to the information they need to combat COVID-19. According to the Brookings Institution, more than half of U.S. counties with COVID cases – 57 percent — had no daily newspaper as of April 2020.

  • INN Members to Collaborate on Examination of COVID-19’s Impact on Rural Education

    Thanks to a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, seven members of the Institute for Nonprofit News will spend the next six months examining how COVID-19 is changing the 2020-21 school year. The members, El Paso Matters, Iowa Watch, The Nevada Independent, New Mexico In-Depth, Scalawag, Underscore Media and Wisconsin Watch, will each pursue stories in their local communities, but also look for parallels and similarities across state lines.

  • WDET’s Courtney Hurtt to Manage NewsMatch Program

    Public media strategist Courtney Hurtt joins the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) as the program manager for NewsMatch, the largest grassroots funding campaign for nonprofit journalism. Previously, she led collaborative initiatives to diversify audience and revenue for WDET, Detroit’s public radio station.

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