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  • Do you reach your audience through other media? This is a good read on how you may want to start changing that. Digiday
  • Related: Tips for reaching more readers. Medium
  • What does it take to grow a nonprofit? Teamwork and capital. Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Instant Articles and local news: a good fit? Facebook
  • Report: What makes people trust news? American Press Institute
  • Josh Stearns's "How to Find and Support Trustworthy Journalism" includes INN members along with shareable tips. Medium


Welcome, New INN Members!

California Health Report. The California Health Report is an independent, nonprofit journalism project covering health and health policy throughout the state. It produces high quality public interest stories about health care, health disparities, aging, children’s health and justice and violence and is interested in partnering with other media to expand sharing of health coverage. It was founded in 2010. Main contact: Daniel Weintraub, Editor in Chief and Project Director,

PassBlue. PassBlue is an independent digital publication offering in-depth journalism and vivid photographs on women’s rights and gender equality, human rights, development, international justice and peacekeeping through the lens of the United Nations.  Founded in 2011, PassBlue is a project of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and is not tied financially or otherwise to the UN. PassBlue’s mission is to educate the public on the fundamental work of the UN — its successes and failures, actions and missteps — through high-quality reporting by writers based at the UN and throughout the world. It is one of the few English-language media sites dedicated to investigative reporting and analysis on the UN. Main Contact: Dulcie Leimbach, Editor,

TinySpark. TinySpark is a news site and podcast that reports deeply and constructively on philanthropy, nonprofits, international aid and social good initiatives. It started up in May 2016 and is based in Austin, Texas. Main contact: Amy Costello, Founder and Managing Editor,

Talent Pipeline: Internship Directory

Journalism schools are asking how their students can get involved in nonprofit news. So let's help them! If you are at a nonprofit news organization, watch your inbox in the next week for a survey on 2017 internships, apprenticeships and entry-level jobs for students or recent grads. INN will compile a directory of opportunities and share it with J-schools nationwide.


Nonprofit newsrooms serve democracy.
Custody In Crisis: How Family Courts Nationwide Put Children in Danger

Advocacy Groups Tout Product Hazards Database to Give Consumers a Fair Warning

Is Criminal Justice in New Jersey About to Become an Unfunded Mandate?

In the Absence of Trust and Confidence

Who’s in Solitary Confinement?
Voice of San Diego is working with a pilot group of of five news organizations — Honolulu Civil Beat, InsideClimate News, The Lens, NJ Spotlight, and Politifact — to build their membership programs by helping with everything from technical installation to email targeting.

A judge ruled against the The Center for Public Integrity's request for access to a Federal Elections Commission document on cybersecurity vulnerabilities. CPI sued the FEC 13 months ago in a bid to access the report.

 IMPACT  The Panama Papers project continues to have an impact worldwide, even as some of the reporters who participated face a backlash. raised about $30,000 for state government reporting at an event that featured Maryland Governror Larry Hogan as a guest bartender.

A new podcast series airing on Detroit's WDET, Created Equal, is co-hosted by Pulitzer prize-winning commentator and Injustice Watch contributing editor Stephen Henderson. Listen to the first episode, The Kiss.

Experienced journalists are invited to apply to the 2016 $100K Spotlight Investigative Journalism Fellowship to work on an in-depth research and reporting project in collaboration with The Boston Globe. To learn more, visit


 NEW  Summer Investigative Reporting Intern
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Commentary Editor and Social Media Editor
The Marshall Project

Support and Community Lead
Institute for Nonprofit News

Publisher and Chief Operating Officer

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

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INN, Nonprofit News Strategies
Sue Cross | Email | @suecross

Membership + Peer Groups
Laura Bertocci | Email | @LEBertoc

Programs + Services
Fran Scarlett | Email
Adam Schweigert | Email | @aschweig

Newsletter Tips
Jason Alcorn | Email | @jasonalcorn
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