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Nonprofit Newsrooms Are a Good Bet for Philanthropy

Posted by >>>>> on March 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Lorna Garano

510-280-5397

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Luis Gomez

Institute for Nonprofit News

818-582-3610, ext. 1003

luis@inn.org

Nonprofit Newsrooms Are A Good Bet for Philanthropy

Nonprofit news outlets are valuable assets to communities

throughout the US.

Encino, California — Today, nonprofit news outlets are a growing primary source of serious journalism in the US. The Voice of San Diego, ProPublica Texas Tribune, The Center for Public Integrity, to name but a few, have become beacons of reliable journalism that the public has come to depend on for high-quality, investigative and public interest journalism and analysis. The nonprofit newsroom is going to become an even stronger force in 21st Century media, and it relies on philanthropy to keep it growing, particularly in the formative stages of the start-up business cycle.

The Institute for Nonprofit News (INN), which only days ago changed its name from the Investigative News Network, is the only organization exclusively designed to provide training and services to nonprofit media outlets. Kevin Davis, CEO and Executive Director of INN says that philanthropy plays a vital role in nonprofit news—and that nonprofit news is crucial to many philanthropic missions.

“Nonprofit news has enjoyed critical financial support from philanthropic organizations, but it’s important to realize that it is a symbiotic relationship. Quality, in-depth journalism and data bring new insights and necessary focus to many of the civic and social missions in which philanthropy invests. Nonprofit news organizations provide benefit directly to the communities and people they serve in both the short and long term,” says Davis.

Kevin Davis is available for interview.

MORE ABOUT KEVIN DAVIS

Kevin Davis is CEO and Executive Director of the Institute for Nonprofit News (formerly known as the Investigative News Network), a growing consortium of more than 100 nonprofit newsrooms producing investigative and public interest journalism. Davis oversees INN’s efforts to promote the sustainability of its member organizations, share best-practices and increase the impact of their reporting. He is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurial journalism and a regular contributor to the CrowdCheck column at NetNewsCheck.com.

 

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INN Is Now the Institute for Nonprofit News

Posted by >>>>> on March 10, 2015

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contacts:

Lorna Garano

510-280-5397

lornagarano@gmail.com

Luis Gomez

Institute for Nonprofit News

818-582-3610, ext. 1003

luis@inn.org

INN Is Now the Institute for Nonprofit News

The name change reflects the organization’s refined mission

and commitment to non-profit journalism.

Encino, California — The Investigative News Network, a 501(c)3 membership organization of over 100 nonprofit news organization, announced today that it is refining its mission and changing its name to the Institute for Nonprofit News effective immediately. The organization has also issued a revised mission statement to clarify its new direction (see below).

The name change was initiated, in part, to reflect the organization’s commitment to supporting and fostering the growing world of non-profit journalism, which includes but is not limited to investigative journalism.

The institute will continue to play a crucial role in providing education and business support to member organizations, but will also now offer consulting services in the areas of strategic business and technology to individual non-profit and independent news and information producers.

A new Web site and URL at http://INN.org, which was built with INN’s WordPress-based platform, the Largo Project, also reflects the organization’s new brand identity.

“For the past six years, INN has grown into a leading provider of training, services and advocacy for the nonprofit journalism movement,” says Kevin Davis, CEO & Executive Director of the Institute. “These changes recognize the growth in the nonprofit news model and the member organization’s diversity in content that informs communities, holds the powerful accountable and helps keep our democracy free.”

The INN Board of Directors reached this decision in November 2014 during a daylong retreat to set the strategic direction for the organization over the next few years. The board’s discussion was informed by a recent survey of the INN membership as well as feedback from staff and funders.

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New Mission Statement of INN

To provide education and business support services to our nonprofit member organizations and promote the value and benefit of public service and investigative journalism.

We will accomplish this by:

  • Identifying operational and revenue-generating best practices and training our members on them.
  • Establishing partnerships, collaborations and strategic alliances to advance our mission.
  • Promoting public service journalism as a philanthropic investment.
  • Leveraging funding to maximize impact.
  • Developing business leadership among nonprofit news organizations.
  • Offering affordable back-office services to individual organizations.

 

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