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Facebook's News Page Index training: Why and How to Register Your Page 

Register today for Facebook's Sept. 10 webinar, during which a platform expert will walk outlets through setting up their news Page index. The news Page index is a foundational step to help Facebook identify pages that primarily publish news content on the platform. Any Facebook Page that primarily creates journalism should be registered as a news Page on Facebook. Registered Pages may be eligible for products and services specifically designed for news publishers. 

> Register for News Page Index training.

Calling for (early) submissions: Best of Nonprofit News 2019

Each year, INN asks each member to provide one example of your newsroom producing outstanding public service journalism, telling a story that would have gone untold if not for your efforts. Please help by submitting your best work NOW or as soon as it is published. Submissions received by next Friday, Sept. 6 may be chosen for special promotion during NewsMatch. We will be updating the collection through the end of the year. We can add or substitute a few submissions as late as Jan. 5, 2020, but we don't have to tell you what it's like when last-minute content pours in on deadline. Here's last year's roundup for inspiration — covering issues ranging from justice reform to climate change.

Set your organization up for NewsMatch success 

Everyone is gearing up for the largest grassroots fundraising campaign for news, NewsMatch! Since 2016, NewsMatch has helped nonprofit newsrooms raise more than $15.8 million — $7.6 million of which was raised in 2018. For those interested in supporting local or national fundraising, sign up for email updates and contact Democracy Fund's Josh Stearns or Miami Foundation's Lindsey Linzer

More than 195 INN members are participating this year! For first time participants, catch up on training webinars to learn how to get established. For returning members, learn what's new this year. And, if your organization is not already getting emails from NewsMatch, sign up here

Upcoming opportunities for INN members


From INN and INN members: 

Pultizer Center teaching resources for NYT's 1619 Project

For teachers: The Pulitzer Center developed curriculum guides for the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project, the powerful series of researched essays and visual journalism about the 400th anniversary of the birth of American chattel slavery and its central role in the nation's history.

Join Us in NOLA for INN Business Intensive 2019, INN Happy Hour

Business Intensive
Registration is open for Podcast Your Way Into New Audiences and New Revenue, Sept. 11 in New Orleans before the Online News Association conference. If your organization is in the early stages of podcast development or has an existing podcast and is looking for advice on taking the next step, this training is for you. We'll be joined by PRX's Director of Training Kerry Donahue and Training Lead Lindsay Abrams. Registration is $89. 

INN & Democracy Fund Happy Hour
After you get settled, join us for a drink and a bite on Friday, Sept. 13 with INN staff, INN members and Democracy Fund staff and grantees at this writer-themed bar. INN members and Democracy Fund grantees can register up to two people per organization. Please RSVP so we have enough food for everybody. See you at the party!

University of Missouri 2020 Interns

For the summer of 2020, the Missouri School of Journalism will subsidize five student internships for students from diverse backgrounds interested in the business of news. The school will reimburse participating newsrooms $4,500 for a 10-week internship and asks that you provide $1,600 for an undergraduate or $2,500 for a graduate student intern,

If you are interested in participating, complete this short application by Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Newsroom selections will be made by Sept. 13, 2019, in discussion with INN. 

INN Labs Tech Support for NewsMatch 2019 Participants

Thanks to generous funding from the Knight Foundation, INN Labs will help participants improve their website donation flows, learn how to use existing tools to optimize campaigns and add important NewsMatch messaging and media to their sites.

> Interested in technical help from INN Labs? Sign up for a 1:1 meeting.

From our friends outside of INN:

Participate in research about trust in communities

A researcher from the University of Wisconsin wants to hear from reporters and editors in small, mid-sized or metro/regional/state US-based newsrooms to talk about different ways to build trust in communities.

There are two ways to participate:
  1. Fill out a 30-min survey for a $20 Amazon gift card.
  2. Sign up for a focus group at the Online News Association conference in New Orleans on Friday, Sept. 13 (8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.) or at the Newspaper Press Association conference in Milwaukee on Friday. Oct. 4 (TBD). These would be 90-minute sessions for a $50 gift card.

Learn more at the project's website or email Sue Robinson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with your name and news organization at

Have an opportunity to share with INN members? Email

In Case You Missed It

  • State-controlled media outlets are no longer able to use Twitter to advertise on the platform. 
  • Push notifications are a great way to connect with readers — but most hyperlocal outlets aren't using them. 
    Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
  • If done right, paid subscriber acquisition can be one of the most impactful paths to growth.
    Membership Puzzle
  • Solutions journalism increases readers' intention to engage, interest in an issue and positivity toward an article.
    Center for Media Engagement
  • Google rolls out a "Subscribe with Google" service, a new way to subscribe to an outlet across the web.
    What's New in Publishing
  • Three years after the Philadelphia Inquirer transitioned to a nonprofit model, Nieman Lab examines the outlet's future.
    Nieman Lab
  • A look into the tense relationship between universities and student newspapers. 
    The Atlantic

From INN Members

A sampling of the best nonprofit journalism from INN members each week:

Use of solitary confinement ‘on the rise’ in US immigration facilities
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Leaked immigration court official’s directive could violate rules that protect families from deportation

Here’s how we solve the planet’s food waste problem

These farmworkers were forced to labor on empty stomachs
Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

How many fires are burning in the Amazon?

Membership News

Celebrating member achievements — Congratulations:

To the recipients of the 2019 Communication Awards: To Global Investigative Journalism Network, which reports that its biennial Global Investigative Journalism Conference (#GIJC19) sold out two months early, with a record-setting 1600 journalists from 130 countries now expected in Hamburg in late September. 

To Sharon McGowan, current INN collaborations leader and former editor of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, who will be inducted into The Milwaukee Press Club on Nov. 1. 

To Lewis Raven Wallace, contributing editor for Scalawag, who wrote a feature for Nieman Reports about the need for trans journalists and editors, and the lack thereof currently represented in the journalism industry. 

Member Impact:

  • Investigate West's reporting on foster care led to six new Washington state laws and $48 million in funding for foster care.
  • 110,000+ signatures: Petition inspired by Mongabay story on a pristine but threatened Papua New Guinea island keeps growing.
  • Almost 100 journalists and journalism students have gone through the ProPublica Data Institute and scholarship program. Many have told them that the experience shaped their lives and careers.
  • The Laundromat, an upcoming film starring Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, Gary Oldman and David Schwimmer, will be about The Panama Papers, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation coordinated by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
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INN Events

Job Listings

Major Gifts Program Director  
Institute for Nonprofit News

Managing Editor/Instructor
Georgia News Lab 

Senior Editor
Highlands Current

Development Director 
Auricle Productions (Threshold Podcast)

Managing Editor, Don and Dorris Shaffer Internship
Type Investigations

GateHouse Media Agricultural Data Fellow
Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

Director of Development
PA Post

Arkansas/Alabama Public Records Reporter


National Outreach Coordinator
PEN America

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Contact INN

INN, Nonprofit News Strategies
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Fiscal Sponsorship, Business Services
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