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September 8, 2020
Do Your Homework: Resources for Furthering DEI Conversations in Newsrooms

As we approach the September 22 start of the INN at Home: Racial Equity in Journalism conference, we’d like to share some resources on racial equity for those who can engage in pre-reading.

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September 2, 2020
Spotlight News to Include INN Network on Election 2020 Dashboard

Spotlight News and the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) announced today that many of INN’s 250 member newsrooms will be aggregating their 2020 election coverage on Spotlight.

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September 1, 2020
INN Launches Translation Collaborative Project in Chicago

INN’s Amplify News Project has launched a pilot initiative to improve the amount and quality of content available to Spanish-speakers in Chicago and to extend the audiences for INN members.

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August 28, 2020
INN Selects Eight Newsrooms To Receive Google News Initiative-Funded Sponsorship Training

Today, INN announces eight newsrooms selected for the first-ever cohort for the Ignite Sponsorship, a pilot program funded by Google News Initiative that will enable well-established nonprofit newsrooms to increase their earned revenue from sponsorships.

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August 28, 2020
INN Welcomes 13 Participants to Nonprofit News Springboard Training Program

INN created the Nonprofit News Springboard to boost the skills of people facing those challenges through coaching on business planning, leadership, and funding strategies as well as connection with a supportive community of nonprofit news leaders.

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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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