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August 17, 2020
Launch of News Giving Roadmap: A Comprehensive Program to Cultivate Individual Donors

Today the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) is launching the News Giving Roadmap — a unique, comprehensive program designed to expand the capacity of our members to build sustainable revenue from individual donors including annual gifts, mid-range gifts, major gifts and planned giving.

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August 13, 2020
CrowdTangle to Support INN Members During Election Season

Starting in September, CrowdTangle will provide INN members with access to programs, resources, and 1:1 support to help them report on how content is being shared across social media.

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August 7, 2020
Case Study: How Madison365 Stays True to Its Mission While Earning More than Half Its Revenue from Businesses

INN has released the second case study from its Ignite Sponsorship Program funded by Google News Initiative (GNI).

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July 31, 2020
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. 

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July 31, 2020
Case Study: How The San Antonio 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.”

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July 28, 2020
Bipartisan Legislation that Would Rebuild Local News

Institute for Nonprofit News has taken the rare step of joining a coalition of local news organizations, journalism funders, reporters and advocacy groups (the Rebuild Local News Coalition) in signing an open letter to Congress in support of an important, bipartisan piece of legislation that would help local news organizations.

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July 17, 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.

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July 16, 2020
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.

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July 14, 2020
INN/Catchlight Partnership Launches Visual Storytelling Initiative in Chicago

CatchLight, in partnership with the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN), is excited to announce the launch of the CatchLight Local Chicago Initiative — bringing Chicago-based news organizations, local visual journalists, and community members together to harness the power of visuals to better understand the long-term impact of COVID-19 on social equity in local communities.

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July 10, 2020
INN-led “Rust to Resilience” collaboration reaches 13 states and four national outlets

Based on a conversation with the editor of a member newsroom about potential collaborations, INN decided to pursue a project about the Great Lakes.

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June 29, 2020
INN Partners with Google News Initiative to Attract Sponsorship Revenue to Nonprofit Newsrooms

The Institute for Nonprofit News is launching a pilot program funded by Google News Initiative (GNI) that will enable a cohort of well-established nonprofit newsrooms to increase their earned revenue from sponsorships. Currently, income from sponsorship of content or events makes up a small portion of revenue at most news nonprofits, but it has the potential to grow substantially larger.

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June 26, 2020
How are You Going to Meet the Moment: A Call for Journalistic Action

Like the nation, journalism is really at an inflection point.

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June 26, 2020
“Sorry, we don’t fund Journalism” — Establishing the Value of News in Every Field

If there was ever the time to make the strongest possible case for philanthropic funding of mission-driven journalism, the evidence couldn’t be clearer or the argument more straightforward.

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June 16, 2020
New Nonprofit News Report: More Local Outlets Come Online

The coronavirus pandemic has sent an ailing local news industry into free fall across the United States. But in dozens of communities, nonprofit organizations that cover local news are a promising bright spot.

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June 5, 2020
Do’s and Don’ts of Covering Protests

We’d like to share how reporters can cover these protests in a respectful, responsible way.

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June 4, 2020
NewsMatch 2019 Campaign for Nonprofit News Was Best Year Yet: Raised $43.5 Million

This month, NewsMatch kicks off its fifth funding cycle with the goal of helping scores of nonprofit newsrooms continue to inform their communities and provide in-depth coverage of critical social issues.

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May 21, 2020
Introducing the 2020 INN Emerging Leaders Council

The Institute for Nonprofit News is pleased to announce the members of the 2020 INN Emerging Leaders Council, an initiative to identify and support leaders who will advance the nonprofit news sector throughout the next decade.

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May 15, 2020
Nonprofit newsrooms showcase work in 2020 Collaborative Journalism Summit

As the Center for Cooperative media kicks off the second day of its conference, our members are prepared to showcase their excellent work in collaborative journalism.

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May 13, 2020
New INN financial transparency policy encompasses government funding

The Institute for Nonprofit News is updating its donor transparency recommendation for members of the INN news network to make it easier for nonprofit newsrooms to let users know about any government financial support as well as donations.

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May 11, 2020
AP global investigations editor Ron Nixon joins board of Institute for Nonprofit News

The Board of Directors of the Institute for Nonprofit News is pleased to announce that veteran journalist Ron Nixon has joined as a director.

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May 8, 2020
INN member newsrooms partner to address COVID-19 in rural communities

Five INN member newsrooms, including Iowa Watch, Wisconsin Watch, Carolina Public Press, Side Effects Media and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, are collaborating to understand how the pandemic is playing out in rural communities in a series called “Slammed: Rural health care and COVID-19.”

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May 6, 2020
The Rise and Fall and Rise of the News

It’s great that there are more than 250 of these mission-driven news organizations in the U.S., but how did we get to the point where we need them so badly?

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May 5, 2020
Covering COVID-19: Nonprofit newsrooms zig when others zag

We’ve spent some time looking into the “story behind the story” to understand how journalists at INN’s member newsrooms have responded to the public’s essential need for fact-based reporting.

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May 3, 2020
The coronavirus isn’t just a health story. It’s a press freedom story, in the US and the world

Dr. Li Wenliang sounded the alarm just as the virus was just spreading from a local market through one city, Wuhan. Government officials tried to silence him. Officials censored local news, then national news as the sickness spread through China and beyond. Weeks were lost; actions not taken, as Covid-19 spread.

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