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UP FRONT

  • Enough with the “Fake News is Hard” BS. NewCo Shift
  • Digital and social fundraising in 2017. BWF
  • 10 legal tips in 30 minutes to get ready for 2017. Nonprofit Law Blog
  • Post-mortem: local news site Raleigh Agenda is shutting down after just four months. NiemanLab
  • A near-record number of federal FOIA lawsuits were filed in FY 2016. An updated tool tracks FOIA litigation trends over time. FOIAproject.org
  • Report: The new information overload. Pew Research

INN NEWS & NOTES


Call for Internships and Entry-Level Positions

Are you planning internship or know you'll have entry-level positions in 2017? We can help you get them in front of journalism students now and increase the pipeline of great news talent into nonprofit news. Watch your inbox this week for a survey of upcoming positions. Those will go into a directory sent to journalism schools, media educators and student groups, and maintained on INN.org. If you have any questions, email info@inn.org.
 

Webinar: Discounted LexisNexis Access

Many of you have asked about LexisNexus deals. The Contently Foundation and LexisNexis are offering access for $19.95/month per person. Join us for this webinar with Contently Foundation's Brad Hamilton and research experts from LexisNexis for a demo of the service.

When: December 15, 1-2 p.m. ET | Register Now
 

Webinar: Did You See a Post-Election Donor Bump?

Whether you did and want to know more about how to keep the money coming or whether you did not and want to know why not, kick off the new year with some new ideas and insights to increase revenue and grow your audience. Join us for this webinar focused on:
  • Strategies for ongoing support from the one-time donor/subscriber
  • Motivating an audience to increase their support and engagement
  • Tactics to create supportive funding communities that connect with your mission and your bottom line
When: January 11, 1-2:30 p.m. ET | Register Now
 

FROM OUR MEMBERS


Our picks of the week from nonprofit news organizations.
The Violent Costs of the Global Palm Oil Boom
READ AT FOOD & ENVIRONMENT REPORTING NETWORK »

Crystal's Cage: A Cold Case Investigation
READ AT ARIZONA CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING »

We Helped Residents Near a Fracking Site Test Their Air Quality. Here’s What We Found.
READ AT PUBLICSOURCE »

Coal Ash Families Get Word of Water Replacement Plan
READ AT NORTH CAROLINA HEALTH NEWS »

Social Worker Churn Undercuts Washington's Foster Care System
READ AT INVESTIGATEWEST »
OpenNews is working on a playbook for how to open-source newsroom code, and staff from INN members Chalkbeat, ProPublica and more are helping.

ProPublica announced a new state-based investgiative unit: ProPublica Illinois. More on the news from from Crain's Chicago and CJR.

UPCOMING EVENTS


Thursday, Dec. 15
Webinar: Discounted LexisNexis Access

Wednesday, Jan. 11
Webinar: Did You See a Post-Election Donor Bump?

JOBS


 NEW  Development Associate & Executive Assistant
Better Government Association

Commentary Editor
The Marshall Project

Publisher and Chief Operating Officer
CALmatters

Web Developer
Mother Jones

Managing Editor and Administrative Assistant
Civil Beat

Development & Marketing Coordinator
Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting

Data Visuals Developer
Texas Tribune

Database EditorMarketing and Branding Manager, Product/Web Developer and Designer and Talent Recruiter and Manager
Mississippi Today

Development Director
Center for Responsive Politics

News App Developer
Center for Public Integrity

Investigative Reporter
Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Research Associate, Public Square
Democracy Fund


Have a job to list here? Send us the details at news@inn.org

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