Tag: minnpost

by Jake Batsell

MINNEAPOLIS — The downtown State Theatre boomed with laughter, applause and satire-drenched showtunes on the last Friday in April during MinnRoast, the annual revue where the state’s politicians and journalists “gently skewer” one another to raise money for the non-profit news site MinnPost. When your biggest fundraiser of the year is a comedic romp, it […] more »

by Rich Gordon

Over the past few years, foundations and philanthropists concerned about newspapers’ declining fortunes have put up millions of dollars to launch non-profit online publications covering national affairs (ProPublica), statewide topics (Texas Tribune, Wisconsin Watch, MinnPost, California Watch) and metropolitan areas (the Bay Citizen, the Chicago News Cooperative, St. Louis Beacon). These new "watchdog" organizations have […] more »

by David Cohn

The beauty of starting something from scratch is the iterative and agile process I’ve talked about since before Spot.Us began. In this post I’m going to discuss two new developments at Spot.Us. One is an exciting feature and revenue stream. The other is in relation to our expansion into new regions. For almost two years […] more »

by Mark Glaser

In the search for new business models for community news sites, many experimental advertising platforms have been used. MinnPost has its Real-Time ads widget. Printcasting is trying out MediaBids. And Spot.us is planning something called Community-Centered Ads, where people could view an ad or fill out an advertiser’s survey in exchange for credits they can […] more »

by Chris O'Brien

I’ve been following closely a theme that has developed here in recent days. It began last week with David Sasaki’s post about the legacy of the Knight family, continued with Dan Gillmor’s call for more entrepreneurial thinking in journalism, and was amplified by J.D. Lasica’s call for newspapers to innovate or die. All great thoughts, […] more »