Why I'm thankful for Journalism That Matters

Today marks the sixth anniversary of my first Journalism That Matters “unconference,” a four-day mashup of journalists, technologists and venture capitalists held at Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

At the time, I had recently walked away from a job as an established newspaper reporter to nurture a public media startup, American Public Media’s Public Insight Network (PIN). The NewsTools 2008 gathering introduced me to a spirited community of entrepreneurs, many in their own states of transition, all working to fuel a “do more with more” ecology for news.

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The Weekly Illumination — Issue 25

Welcome to the Weekly Illumination, a JTM newsletter offering a quick look at the week in journalism with a focus on what's working in today's news ecology. In this week's Illumination we'll look at the state of net neutrality, examine a social journalism degree focused on engagement at CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism and a look at the best journalism tips posted over the past week.

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The Weekly Illumination — Issue 24

Welcome to the Weekly Illumination, a JTM newsletter offering a quick look at the week in journalism with a focus on what's working in today's news ecology. In this week's Illumination we'll look at how analytics are transforming what you know about our audience and invite our readers to participate in a survey about engagement as part of a new project JTM is developing in partnership with ASNE.

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Lessons on growth from the Public Insight Network

Imagine a giant rolodex of sources that newsrooms across the country can tap into to find varied perspectives on the news of the day. It might sound like I’m describing LinkedIn or Twitter, but I’m actually referring to American Public Media’s decade-old Public Insight Network.

Today, 415 journalists across 70 newsrooms are using the Public Insight Network to send out questionnaires to targeted members of their local audience and other people across the country who’ve chosen to make themselves available to all stations participating in the network.

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The Weekly Illumination — Issue 23

Welcome to the Weekly Illumination, a JTM newsletter offering a quick look at the week in journalism with a focus on what's working in today's news ecology. After missing last week, the Illumination is back and jam packed with the best links from the past two weeks. We'll also explore how Twitter functions differently from Facebook and examine what people are saying about Ezra Klein's new publication Vox.

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