Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Christian Science Monitor Reports on Nonprofit Journalism

This Christian Science Monitor article is the latest to report on a nascent nonprofit journalism movement.

It's great that nonprofit news is getting attention here and in the two main journalism magazines -- AJR and CJR (more on these last two later). I'm learning about many of these publications (like the Voice of San Diego) for the first time.

But in future reporting, I'd like to see mention of hyper-local publications (yes, like mine but also several others) that are doing reporting at the neighborhood level -- in other words, the kind of traditional reporting that community newspapers do that isn't fully supported by the economy of low income neighborhoods.

I always say that the neighborhoods that can't afford good community journalism are the ones that need it the most.

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