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Community News Leadership 3.0

Online news startups explore revenue sources beyond advertising

10/5/2015 | by: Michele McLellan

Revenue was very much on the agenda when more than 100 local news entrepreneurs gathered at the LION Summit in Chicago Oct. 1-3. There were encouraging, if fledgling, signs that some sites are looking beyond banner display advertising.

News for Digital Innovators

Latest tech trends for journalists from Amy Webb

10/5/2015 | by: Nancy Yoshihara

The digital media futurist presented her newest “really cool stuff” at ONA15 in Los Angeles last week. Her eighth presentation at ONA closed out the conference’s formal sessions with robots and immersive experiences such as the new Leia 3-D.    

Knight Blog

Tips and insights for applying for the Knight Cities Challenge


The Knight Cities Challenge will award $5 million for the best ideas to make the 26 Knight communities more successful. Applications are open through noon ET, Tuesday, Oct. 27. Apply at 

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Women's Hackathon October 9-11 in Los Angeles

October 9, 2015 - October 11, 2015

Register now for the Women’s Hackathon, devoted entirely to female students, faculty and professionals. The event will be held at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles which is co-hosting the hackathon with MediaShift.

3-D: Digital, Diversity, Disruption: theme of ASNE-APME conference October 16-18

October 16, 2015 - October 18, 2015

The nation's top editors gather at the ASNE-APME annual conference October 16-18 in Silicon Valley at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.  The Associated Press Photo Managers is also a conference partner. 

Sales & Revenue Bootcamp for news organizations, October 19-20

Mon, October 19, 2015 9:00 am - Tue, October 20, 2015 5:00 pm

Learn sales and marketing skills to make your news site financially sustainable.  Apply for bootcamp, to be held at the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University October 19-20,

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Training Spotlight

[Archived Webinar, Oct. 2015] Digital Leads: 10 Keys to Newsroom Transformation

Learn about a proven process for transforming traditional, print-focused newsrooms into multiplatform news providers.

[Archived Webinar, Sept. 2015] Best Practices: Ad Sales for Community News Startups

Learn how local and national online news startups are professionalizing their ad sales and growing revenue.