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Business success resources from Journalism Accelerator

by: Emily Harris |

Need help building your community news venue into a sustainable business? The Journalism Accelerator project has published a curated guide listing more than 300 practical resources including reporting tools, community-building ideas, advertising tips, databases, business models, industry background papers, training opportunities, experiments to watch, key organizations and more.

Each listing includes:

  • A brief explanation highlighting that resource's specific, practical value.
  • Descriptions of the resource's key elements and purpose, according to people who created, reviewed or used it.
  • Links to key pages and features, so you don't have to dig.
  • A comment thread for posting related tips, experiences and suggestions about that resource.

The index to this guide helps you quickly find the right resources. An ongoing series of online Q&A sessions can connect you with resource creators and other users.

This multi-layered approach lets the JA offer just-in-time solutions, different paths to find specific resources and robust learning opportunities.

To contribute to this growing collection, suggest resources you use. Please explain how the resource you're recommending has been valuable in your work.

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Emily Harris

Emily reported for National Public Radio from Europe, Afghanistan, Iraq and Washington DC and shared in NPR’s 2005 Peabody Award for coverage of Iraq.
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Free online class: "Math for Journalists Made Easy" you decide the schedule

Mon, June 1, 2015 12:00 am - Sun, June 28, 2015 12:00 am

If you have any qualms doing the math for your stories, this class is for you.  Math for Journalists Made Easy: Understanding and Using Numbers and Statistics is a four-week Massive Open Online Course with instructors Brant Houston, Jennifer LaFleur and Gregory Ferenstein.

IRE 2015 Annual Conference, June 4-7

June 4, 2015

The Investigative Reporters & Editors annual conference in Philadelphia attracts the best in the business and offers more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats.

2015 Ippies Journalism Awards Ceremony

Thu, June 11, 2015 12:00 am

The Ippies is a journalism awards ceremony to honor reporting in English and languages other than English by the ethnic and community press.

Allied Media 2015 Annual Conference, June 18-21

June 18, 2015

Save the date for the 17th annual Allied Media Conference, June 18-21, 2015 in Detroit.

New Civics Practitioners Conference

Wed, June 24, 2015 12:00 am - Thu, June 25, 2015 12:00 am

New Civics Practitioners Conference to Help Educators Support the Next Generation of Civically Active Youth

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Yottio and FOLD: Two new tools for storytelling

By Nancy Yoshihara
5/25/2015 | 10:00 pm GMT

Yottio, a video streaming start up, is hardware-based and charges a monthly fee. FOLD is an open source reading, authoring...

Mobile development and data analytics higher priorities for media companies

By Nancy Yoshihara
5/19/2015 | 9:53 am GMT

News publishers see top four priorities for the year ahead: Digital growth, mobile development, data analytics management, and mobile revenue,...