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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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Knight News Challenge on Data opens for applications on September 8

Tue, September 8, 2015 9:00 am - Wed, September 30, 2015 5:00 pm

The Knight News Challenge on Data is seeking projects that use data to fuel innovation and new ideas, while protecting the rights of individuals and communities.

Podcasting Collab/Space San Francisco Workshop, September 12

September 12, 2015 - September 12, 2015

Podcasting has become the Next Big Thing for the second time in our current golden age of audio. How an audio startups survive and thrive will be the focus of the one-day  Collab/Space San Francisco workshop on September 12. 

NTEN 2015 Leading Change Summit in Washington, D.C. September 13-16

September 13, 2015 - September 16, 2015

The Learning Change Summit experience combines a mix of time spent connecting with peers in Hubs and developing your project or idea through direct learning workshops that put structure and momentum behind your plans. 

The ONA15 Annual Conference will be held in Los Angeles, September 24-26.

September 24, 2015 - September 26, 2015

ONA's annual conference attracts hundreds of highly engaged digital journalists who are shaping the future of media.

Code For America Summit: Transforming 21st Century Government

September 30, 2015 - October 2, 2015

The 2015 Code for America Summit will kick-off September 30 in Oakland, California. For three days, more than 1,300 government leaders, technologists, and community members will  delve into how, together, we can transform government for the 21st Century.

LION Annual Summit October 1-3 in Chicago

October 1, 2015 - October 3, 2015

The 2015 LION Summit will return to Chicago on October 1-3 at the downtown campus of Columbia College Chicago

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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Tutorials for GitHub and other open source resources for newsrooms

By Nancy Yoshihara
9/2/2015 | 10:00 pm GMT

Interested in starting or upping the use of open source resources in your newsroom? Melody Kramer offers a list of...

Hearken: A new tool that brings the public into the news making process

By Nancy Yoshihara
8/24/2015 | 10:00 pm GMT

Designed for newsrooms, editors and producers, Hearken provides modules to enable the public to pitch story ideas, determine assignments, report...