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

The Hawaii Independent started as a standard, albeit small, for-profit corporation five years ago. A handful of local investors put their money into the local news venture built by a group of local journalists and activists, including editor and publisher Ikaika Hussey. But after several years, Hussey went back to those investors and pitched a […] more »

by Emily Harris

Raising money, gaining audience, having impact. Despite a $10 million annual budget, 34 reporters, and partnerships with multiple major news organizations, ProPublica faces similar sustainability issues as many startup publishers. ProPublica’s managing editor (set to become editor-in-chief early next year), Stephen Engelberg, spoke with a couple dozen journalists at the University of Oregon’s Turnbull Center […] more »

by Emily Harris

The Journalism Accelerator/Collab Central forum on collaboration and revenue held earlier this spring surfaced more than two dozen examples of collaboration in action. One detailed use case involved an investigative report on deportations from the U.S. to Haiti. Originally commissioned by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting with a grant from The Nation Institute’s Investigative […] more »

by Emily Harris

One of the best parts about getting professional colleagues together is that everyone brings specific resources and examples to the topic at hand. Sometimes these are familiar to you, but a colleague’s experience offers a fresh perspective. At other times, you may discover details about a resource you’d previously only vaguely heard of, or learn […] more »

by Emily Harris

Carrie Lozano nailed a real need in her No. 1 takeaway from last month’s “collaboration marathon” of back-to-back conferences in Berkeley, Calif. “We need to come up with useful cost-benefit analyses of collaboration,” she wrote on Collaboration Central last week. That work is underway. Journalists and others experienced in collaboration began to assess the costs […] more »