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?

Pivot to the Intention Economy

When it comes to civic media, the attention economy is not adequate to the task of serving the unmet information needs of neglected communities. An intention economy can address this shortcoming. Continue reading Pivot to the Intention Economy

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

Geneva Overholser: ‘Public Media’ or Public Interest?

[Interview conducted May 2008] It was in the depths of 2006, with the severity of the media crisis only deepening, that GENEVA OVERHOLSER — former editor of the Pulitzer-winning Des Moines Register, ombudsman for The Washington Post, and currently director Continue reading Geneva Overholser: ‘Public Media’ or Public Interest?