links for 2010-06-09

  • Kevin: From PBS MediaShift, an interview with Jim Barnett who launched his own non-profit news service in 2005. "Today, there are many more, small and large. And now, other non-profits that do advocacy and education are exploring how they can use the tools of journalism to help fill the void."
  • Kevin: Alan Mutter has some excellent advice for journalists looking to launch their own news sites. Alan is supportive, but realistic. Here is one bit of advice that stood out for me. "After talking to one enterprising journalist after another, I have found almost uniformly that they are making the mistake that has proven to be the downfall of many an entrepreneur: Instead of trying to build a business, they are trying to give themselves the job they always wanted."