Hey — did you catch this?
and from the horse’s mouth itself:
The partnership is part of a project made possible by a grant from J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism, which is in turn financed by the Knight Foundation.
and from WestSeattleBlog, with 25 comments:
and from J-Lab, which announced the project that’s funded by the Knight Foundation:
This is terrific. Remember that post I did a while ago? A Modest Proposal for the Seattle Times?
I hope this is the first step of the transition of that organization, with its deep commitment to journalism and its expertise in Seattle issues. Perhaps they’ll eventually develop a structure similar to the metro news ecology matrix (again, pardon the execution of the graphic) I put together. For those of you who missed it the first time, here it is again.
This could be a win-win approach for all folks committed to making sure that the Seattle community continues to be served by jurnos and journalism. Moving from a we-talk-you-listen approach to a solution-oriented collaborative conversation that’s embedded in a matrix of context and continuity is the only way to go. And, contrary to the poor reporting in the traditional media about the evolution of niche news organizations, the effort already is and can be supported by advertising, because businesses that provide products and services are an important part of the community, and their information is news and information, too.
For a list of niche news organizations that are ad-supported, check out the Jurnos wiki.
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