The Banyan project is devoted to serving the distinctive information needs of less-than-affluent Americans, a huge public that’s ill-served by mainstream journalism and has borne the brunt of the Great Recession.
By Logan Braman Special for Displaced Journalists I’m a journalist, but I don’t consider myself displaced. If anything, I’d say I’m a journalist who has been set free. I, along with three co-founders, just launched the first part of Rooted Austin, a local news portal for Austin, Texas. We think it’s the best time to […]
By Jeremy Caplan, Poynter Online Entrepreneurial journalists spot the seeds of start-ups where others see remnants of the news industry’s retreat. Earlier this month, I worked with 19 forward-looking journos who convened at Poynter to get a jumpstart on their new micro-businesses. One narrowed the focus of her niche news site for Filipino Americans, while another refined his […]
Jeff Israely: Lessons Learned in Year 1 of a Magazine Correspondent’s (Would-Be) Online News Startup
[Jeff Israely, a Time magazine foreign correspondent in Europe, is in the planning stages of a news startup — a “new global news website.” He details his experience as a new news entrepreneur at his site, but he’ll occasionally be describing the startup process here at the (Neiman Journalism) Lab. —Josh] I realized not long ago […]