Four Ways to Fund—and Save—Local Journalism


On April 3, Mandy Jenkins paused from her work as general manager of The Compass Experiment—a partnership between Google and McClatchy to explore new business models for local news—to take a call. She had to be quick, she said. Traffic at Mahoning Matters, a digital community news source in Youngstown, Ohio, that’s the first of three Compass Experiment projects and part of the Google News Initiative’s Local Experiments Project, was spiking.

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