Non-profit newspaper model gaining popularity

I mentioned interest in a non-profit business model for newspapers at the tail-end of the discussion about Google getting news directly from the Associated Press. In that post, I linked Bob Stepno’s thoughts on a non-profit future for newspapers. The idea seems to be catching on in some quarters.

The Columbia Journalism Review has an article out this month:

while much has been written of late about the dire state of commercial journalism, very little has been said about various independent, noncommercial initiatives specifically designed to produce that kind of substance.

[Continue reading Non-Profit Journalism]

I’m far from convinced that an entirely new road must be taken, let alone that the route lies in the direction of non-profit newspapers. Nonetheless, it’s certainly worth the read.

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