Why Don’t Journalists Start Co-Ops?

Conspicuously absent from the booming grassroots-sharing economy is the professional journalism sector. For some insight into this conundrum, I spoke to Neal Gorenflo, the executive director and co-founder of Shareable.net — a nonprofit solutions-news outlet covering innovations in resource sharing, Continue reading Why Don’t Journalists Start Co-Ops?

Rebuilding public trust: Q&A with the Trust Project’s Sally Lehrman

Sally Lehrman directs the journalism ethics program at Santa Clara College and its signature Trust Project. She is a longtime evangelist for journalism values and ethics as a local and national leader in the Society of Professional Journalists and the Continue reading Rebuilding public trust: Q&A with the Trust Project’s Sally Lehrman

“Fundamentally, our work is about building relationships and trust”

A conversation about public media in the Garden State with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s Molly de Aguiar WATERSHED: Your organization is a longtime, mainline public-media funder — and a household fixture in North Jersey in the ’70s and ’80s, Continue reading “Fundamentally, our work is about building relationships and trust”

Charles Lewis: How to Start a News Nonprofit

[Interview conducted May 2008] A former 60 Minutes producer, Charles Lewis hit hard limits on what he could cover in the commercial sector. So he jumped ship, and embarked on the “tough slog” of building his own nonprofit news outlet Continue reading Charles Lewis: How to Start a News Nonprofit