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Janet Coats

Janet Coats

Janet Coats is a partner in Coats2Coats, a consulting firm she operates with her husband, Rusty. Coats2Coats works with clients on content and revenue development, managing organizational change and measuring impact. Their client list includes public media, entrepreneurial news startups, for-profit newspapers, foundations and universities.  For three years, Janet served as New Media Journalism Initiative Consultant for The Patterson Foundation in Sarasota, Fla.

Prior to starting Coats2Coats, Janet was a newspaper journalist for 25 years. She was vice president for news in Tampa, supervising the news operations for The Tampa Tribune, WFLA-Channel 8 and TBO.com. She was executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. She was briefly dean of the faculty at The Poynter Institute.

Janet Coats's Blogs and Trainings

Data, collaboration help lift 'fog of war' in news media grant making

New efforts improve sight lines into what is getting funding and where there is momentum that could benefit from more shoulders Read More

St. Louis merger: Lessons for news organizations considering deeper partnerships

Almost exactly one year ago, St. Louis Public Radio and The St. Louis Beacon began serious conversations about how they Read More

Nonprofit news organizations and foundation supporters benefit from evolving dialog

More conversation about what works, what doesn't and what risks are worth taking helps bring clarity for local news start Read More