How do nonprofit local and regional news organizations create new ways to survive and thrive in today’s challenging news landscape? That is a question that brought together 12 nonprofit news organizations and funders, academics and researchers from across the country for an unprecedented meeting convened by the Knight Foundation. The roundtable “Seeking Sustainability” was held at the University of Texas at Austin on April 26, co-hosted by Texas Tribune, Voice of San Diego and the Knight Chair in Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.
The answer to this question and many others that were brought up at the meeting, check out the special report published by the Knight Foundation in e-book format (PDF):http://www.knightfoundation.org/research_publications/detail.dot?id=364196.
The report addresses the major sessions of the meeting that include topics like entrepreneurship, revenue, engagement, technology along with supplemental materials of the participant organizations. This report goes beyond just giving the minutes of the meeting but concisely summarizes the key topics discussed during each session and presents the important dialogue that occurred among the participants during the meeting that could only be captured in this in-depth report. Download it here: http://www.knightfoundation.org/research_publications/detail.dot?id=364196.