Posts tagged 'L3C'

Entrepreneurial spirit leads the way

Posted: Sept. 20, 2010 | Tags: Charles Lewis, Investigative News Network, journalism-ecosystem, L3C, Reynolds Journalism Institute

As the journalistic landscape continues to shift, journalists themselve are taking charge, with new businesses and models.

And journalism schools continue to experiment with their offerings and curriculum in response. Earlier today, City University of New York announced it will establish the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism with two $3 million grants from the Tow and Knight foundations. 

Jeff Jarvis, CUNY associate professor and director of the new center, wrote in his blog that the grants will help establish the country's first master's degree in entrepreneurial journalism, continue research in new business models for news and help to ...

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Calif. Pulitzer Prize-winning paper becomes L3C

Posted: May 27, 2010 | Tags: L3C, Point Reyes Light

The Point Reyes Light, a Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly newspaper in the California Bay Area, has been sold to a group of journalists, educators and community leaders, according to an article in today's San Francisco Chronicle.

And, even given the paper's recent controversy over ownership, for me the most interesting aspect of the sale is that the Light will operate as a low-profit limited liability company, or an L3C.

The paper was sold to the Marin Media Institute, a newly formed nonprofit. Heading the editorial effort is well-respected investigative journalist, Mark Dowie, former publisher of Mother Jones magazine. Dowie ...

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