BINJ has helped several nonprofit news orgs start up, and has consulted and collaborated with many others. We’re here to help …
In the past year we have spread the word about our grassroots nonprofit media model—primarily by speaking at summits including the Allied Media Conference (AMC) in Detroit and the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) annual meeting in New York, and also through extensive in-person, email, and phone communications with Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) members.
In variations of the fashion in which BINJ was founded by staff members from DigBoston, an alternative weekly newspaper, other Association of Alternative Newsmedia outlets are building nonprofits to pay for investigative reporting and more. Demographics being served by those adopters include Santa Fe (New Mexico Fund for Public Interest Journalism), Little Rock (Arkansas Nonprofit News Network), and Salt Lake City (Press Backers), with efforts also underway in Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Toronto, and Iowa City, among other places.
Closer to home, we are connecting with new audiences by covering, partnering with, and consulting the likes of Boston Hassle/Compass (arts, music), North Suburban News (community), Boston Parents Schoolyard News (education), and the Shoestring in Western Mass (municipal). Our model is malleable, with different aspects reflected in the aforementioned startups and others.