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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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Code/Media 2016 meets in California

February 17, 2016 - February 18, 2016

Code/Media will bring together the most influential minds in media and technology for two days of intimate gatherings and game-changing discussions in Laguna, Niguel, CA. Produced by senior editor Peter Kafka, in conjunction with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, this exclusive conference will get you up close and personal with media heavyweights and the tech innovators who want to get into the ring with them.

IRE Computer Assisted Reporting, March 10-13

March 10, 2016 - March 13, 2016

Join IRE and NICAR in Denver for the annual conference devoted to data journalism at the Denver Marriott City Center. 

SXSW Interactive Festival, March 11-15

March 11, 2016 - March 14, 2016

The 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 11 through Tuesday, March 15.

Sunshine Week, March 13-19

March 13, 2016 - March 18, 2016

Join us in the annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. Open government is good government.

The Collaboration Culture Symposium

March 21, 2016 - March 22, 2016

A new “collaboration culture” is emerging and collaboration is becoming the go-to strategy to make things work in the media industries. Join The Collaboration Culture Symposium at the Donald W.

ONA-Poynter present Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

Mon, May 2, 2016 8:00 am

The interactive, five-day program for 28 U.S.-based participants will focus on critical leadership skills specific to digital media for the industry’s next generation of women leaders. The tuituion-free program will be held at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida.


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Good, bad or even useful data? Help for sorting it all out

By Nancy Yoshihara
2/8/2016 | 11:11 am GMT

Dataproofer is a new, free tool designed to help journalists verify data.  The desktop app was developed by the news...

Amber is here to help you fight link rot and preserve content

By Nancy Yoshihara
1/30/2016 | 10:00 pm GMT

The new free software tool is designed to help bloggers and website owners prevent broken links by taking a snapshot...