CJET is coming to Austin, TX

INN’s Community Journalism Executive Training (CJET) is coming to Austin, TX, from September 10 to 12, 2014. CJET is an annual training conference that gathers journalism entrepreneurs for a crash course in news-industry leadership and the essentials of running a sustainable news and information business.

Do Your Homework: Resources for Furthering DEI Conversations in Newsrooms

As we approach the September 22 start of the INN at Home: Racial Equity in Journalism conference, we’d like to share some resources on racial equity for those who can engage in pre-reading. Many of our conference speakers have spoken or written about equity in journalism — we asked our speakers to submit resources that spoke to them. For those who are unable to attend INN at Home, we hope this can be a resource for getting started or furthering your DEI conversations. If you’re interested in attending INN at Home, register by Sept. 18.

Do’s and Don’ts of Covering Protests

On June 4, INN invited members to a webinar on how to navigate some of the ethical and legal challenges journalists are faced with in covering the current protests over police brutality after the death of George Floyd. Sarah Matthews, a senior staff attorney at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and Tracie Powell, program officer, Racial Equity in Journalism Fund at Borealis Philanthropy, covered practical tips and guidance for reporters who are covering protests including a discussion of curfew rules/media exemptions as well as advice on how journalists can approach this protest story. Because these topics are important to all journalists, we'd like to share how reporters can cover these protests in a respectful, responsible way. We thank Tracie Powell and the team at REJ, Borealis for sharing with us. Download as a PDF.

INN LEAP Fall 2017

LOS ANGELES — September 12, 2017 — INN announces the inaugural cohort of the LEAP initiative, an executive program designed to help senior leaders of established nonprofit news organizations navigate strategic challenges to advance their growth and impact.

INN Teams Up with IRE for Day Focusing on Nonprofits at IRE 2013 Conference

For the past three years, INN and IRE have worked together to create a program specifically tailored to the needs and issues facing nonprofit investigative newsrooms during the annual IRE conference. This year, on Thursday, June 20, 2013 in San Antonio, TX, we will offer a day filled with leaders in the field, workshops, and idea sharing designed to invigorate nonprofit news veterans and interested newbies alike.

Mother Jones: Legacy news magazine follows the readers to digital growth and nonprofit donor support

Case study co-published by Institute for Nonprofit News and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. The PDF version from INN can be downloaded here and was designed by Elizabeth Scott. For five takeaway tips from this case study, click here. In February 2012, the nonprofit news organization Mother Jones published a seemingly ordinary story that would prove to change its fate. The story profiled a Republican donor, Frank VanderSloot, and among other things, his treatment of a gay journalist.

Q&A with ProPublica’s Maya Miller on COVID-19 sourcing

As we move further into the pandemic, we've heard from member newsrooms that sourcing from medical communities can be somewhat of a challenge. We spoke to ProPublica Engagement Reporting Fellow Maya Miller on what's working for them, how the engagement and reporting teams created their callout form to find sources related to COVID-19 and more. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. 

INN: How early did you all post the callout form and what's the response been like? Maya Miller: We put this up February 28. (As of early March), we (had) about over 3,500 responses — about more than 1,000 of those are from doctors, nurses, medical providers, worried healthcare workers.

Steal These Ideas: Five Tips from the MoJo Case Study

Below are five lessons from MoJo’s experiences that other nonprofit investigative newsrooms can adapt and use. These tips stem from the INN/Shorenstein Center case study on Mother Jones, published Dec. 9, 2019. One: Treat your audience like your public board. By sharing strategic information like company financials and plans for the future, Mother Jones opened up a new relationship with its audience.