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Links 1 through 10 of 24 by Suw Charman-Anderson tagged funding

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Kevin: The Tampa Bay Times has taken out a $28 m loan. The paper that was owned by the Poynter Institute is losing money, and both it and the Institute are looking for alternative funding.

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Kevin: A report from the Reuters Institute at Oxford looking at 69 journalism startups in 10 different countries. However, this global report focuses on North American and Europe. However, from those countries, this report has some great insights.

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Kevin: The J-Lab in the US is funding a new round of collaborations between community news services and traditional publishers.

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Kevin: An interesting look at content through the eyes of the seed funders at Seedcamp. Jos White writes: "The Internet over the last few years has been about getting as much content to as many people as possible – bringing an incredible range of content to our screens like never before. The problem is that we are now surrounded by too much content that takes too much time to find, qualify and consume." Out of the 12 winners at Seedcamp, "seven are involved in optimising content in some way and making it more personalised to the user".

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Kevin: David Cohn of Spot.Us talks about a new way that they have increased engagement from users and funding for journalism projects on the site. He calls it "community centred advertising". Bill Mitchell of Poynter described the system as this: "In some ways, it seems like a no-brainer: Encourage consumer engagement with advertising by giving users a stake in deciding how the revenue gets spent ... Spot.Us itself is an experiment in transparency and control of money for news. This is just a matter of applying it to advertising."

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Kevin: A good brief overview from my former colleague Alf Hermida about whether some of the new foundation-funded journalism institutions in the US need new ethics. I think this is more about new institutions than the traditional definition of new media. However, it's a good look at whether new rules should apply in terms of transparency for these foundation-funded organisations and other new kinds of journalism organisations as they are launched.

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Kevin: Read this post by Ty Ahmad-Taylor. "The rise of prestige as a new form of currency has ramifications for businesses facing decline like print or broadcast." News and journalism are difficult places to apply this model. "But associated verticals such as finance and sports are, by their nature, inclined to offer game dynamics around outcomes."

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Kevin: Jay Rosen is compiling a list of sources of subsidy in the production of news. It's a brilliant list that looks in great and growing detail at revenue sources for news production. It is well work bookmarking and checking as Jay and others add to it.

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