What is your advice to other newsrooms that might want to launch community-funded journalism labs?

Author:Gustus, Lauren

Start listening. Identify the journalism that your community and your newsroom value. You've got to build community-funded journalism with people it will serve. Getting the focus down first is critical. Host digital-only subscribers and longtime subscribers. Find people who don't engage with you. Bring in key stakeholders from constituencies you don't reach.

Ask all of them what is important for the success of your community. Then you can go about building out your process. There are many resources--from Nieman Lab to Poynter to Knight Foundation--that can help with...

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