DocumentCloud, which provides reporters and researchers access to a catalog of 1.1 million documents, is adding new paid features to what will remain a core free service. Add-ons include a mobile-friendly document viewer and automated analysis tools.
A total of $3.4 million has been awarded to 19 projects focused on the theme of an open Internet, covering everything from increased Wi-Fi access at libraries to deepening our understanding of rights when access archives.
My independent survey of news start up publishers earlier this year underscored the progress many of these organizations are making - 27 percent reported growing revenue as an area of success. But revenue is also where the challenges lie.
The Knight News Challenge winners will be announced tomorrow at the 2014 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference. Tune into the livestream Monday morning at 10:45 a.m. ET to find out which of the 652 entries were chosen.
Just launched in New Jersey, The Local News Lab encompasses six local journalism sites and will work to bolster revenue models of both nonprofit and for profit news. The goal is sustainability in the local news ecosystem.
Last week, The Lens (a nonprofit community news venue) unveiled a new tool to increase transparency around government business in New Orleans. The Vaultis a library of more than 5,300 contracts signed by the city of New Orleans.