Assessing Impact of Media

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Are nonprofit news sites just creating more content for elites who already read a lot of news?

This Nieman Lab interview with Rodney Benson, author of Can Foundations Solve the Journalism Crisis, explores Benson’s perspective on foundation-funded nonprofit news sites. “It’s a Catch-22,” he says. “The foundations are asking nonprofit media to be [financially] sustainable and to have impact. Those two things don’t go together easily.”

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