Emily Harris

Emily Harris is editorial director of the "Journalism Accelerator":http://www.journalismaccelerator.com/, a website designed to help journalism find more financial sustainability. She comes from public broadcasting; Harris reported for "National Public Radio":http://www.npr.org/ from Europe, Afghanistan, Iraq and Washington, D.C., and shared in NPR's 2005 "Peabody Award":http://www.peabody.uga.edu/ for coverage of Iraq. She has produced and reported for many radio and television programs, including Marketplace, NOW with Bill Moyers, Which Way, LA? and Fox News. She spent a year at Stanford as a "Knight Journalism Fellow":http://knight.stanford.edu/ and helped launch and hosted the award-winning public affairs program "Think Out Loud:http://www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/ on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

by Emily Harris

Click here to read the entire series In early 2012, just about a year ago, the Journalism Accelerator invited a half-dozen people with a range of unique roles in the news production mix, to identify the most crucial challenges facing publishers at that moment in time. No enormous surprise: Money was the top concern. More [...] more »

by Emily Harris

Doug Mitchell brings ideas to angels. He is co-director of the UNITY New U Entrepreneur Fellowship program. Funded by the Ford Foundation, the program aims to help minority journalists get the business training, support and connections they need to launch businesses. The initiative offers $10,000 grants, training and mentorships. Last year, New U launched a [...] more »

by Emily Harris

Where do you turn when you’re looking for tools or know-how to do your work better? There are many excellent resources for journalists gathered by specialty organizations or as periodic blog posts. The Journalism Accelerator takes a different approach. To help news providers search more efficiently across various networks, and find what they need, the [...] more »

by Emily Harris

In late October in Los Angeles, more than 30 community and investigative publishers came together for a weekend of intensive, hands-on business training. The Community Journalism Executive Training (CJET) program, funded by the Knight Foundation, The Patterson Foundation and the McCormick Foundation, hosted by the Knight Digital Media Center, and organized by the Investigative News [...] more »