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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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Nonprofit Technology Conference

March 4, 2015 - March 6, 2015

The NTC is the nonprofit industry's signature technology event, bringing together more than 2,000 nonprofit staff, vendors, and consultants. 

2015 Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference, March 5-8

March 5, 2015

Join IRE and NICAR in Atlanta for our annual conference devoted to data journalism, March 5-8, 2015 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Come and learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers, viewers and your online audience the information they're demanding.

2015 SXSW Interactive, March 13-17

March 13, 2015

Check out some of the most important 2015 SXSW Interactive dates related to entry periods for sessions and events. Also, be sure to sign up for the SXSW monthly newsletter to learn about other SXSW announcements and information.

Sunshine Week: Your Right to Know

March 14, 2015 - March 20, 2015

Launched in 2005, Sunshine Week has grown into an enduring annual initiative to promote open government and push back against excessive official secrecy.  

2015 Philanthropy Southwest Spring Summit

April 18, 2015 - April 21, 2015

Save the Date! Philanthropy Southwest's 2015 Spring Conference will be held at the AT & T Executive Education and Conference Center, The University of Texas in Austin, Texas! Check back here for additional details as they become available.

Summer 2015 Journalism Ethnics Fellowship

May 23, 2015

The May 24-June 7, 2015 program is sponsored by Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Applications are being accepting for a fellowship, which uses the conduct of journalists during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary journalism ethics.

IRE 2015 Annual Conference, June 4-7

June 3, 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

Wed, June 10, 2015 11:00 pm

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 17, 2015

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

Philanthropy Southwest 2015 Annual conference

October 21, 2015

Save the Date! Philanthropy Southwest's 67th Annual Conference will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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New legal resources available for nonprofit news organizations

By Melissa Kaplan
2/3/2015 | 5:37 pm GMT

The Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press has partnered with the Investigative News Network to provide their media law,...

Using U.S. government datasets for local info

By Melissa Kaplan
1/27/2015 | 10:38 pm GMT

The Shorenstein Center has released a handy compilation of U.S. government datasets which journalists can use to deepen their stories. While...