In the ever-changing news media industry, publishers are constantly trying to stay ahead of the curve on emerging technology, trends and best practices. Nonprofit news outlets, particularly, voice a desire for more knowledge and data-sharing about journalism partnerships.
Why it Matters:
Partnership journalism is a broad umbrella term for two news organizations that partner together to share data or best practices, to promote events or issue awareness, and for collaborative syndication or co-publishing. The latter is of growing interest to nonprofit media.
The nonprofit world, in general, adopts a heavy use of collaboration and partnership models to achieve their missions. For nonprofit news outlets, this collaboration within their journalistic endeavors are highly valued and can lead to more robust reporting. Recently, the Shorenstein Center surveyed eight nonprofit news organizations about the use of partnerships in their work, in an effort to create a baseline for comparison.