To fortify the public’s access to quality journalism by helping news organizations build sustainability.
News Revenue Hub started in 2016 as a special project of the nonprofit news organization Voice of San Diego. From the beginning, our goal has been to help others in the industry set up comprehensive membership and crowdfunding programs so they can achieve greater sustainability.
We help organizations with member recruitment and retention, audience engagement, and custom software installation. We do this so Hub participants can focus on what they do best: producing high quality journalism.
In December 2016, we launched a pilot with five award-winning organizations: Honolulu Civil Beat, InsideClimate News, NJ Spotlight, PolitiFact and The Lens. In early 2017, we welcomed CalMatters, The Intercept, The Marshall Project, The Rivard Report, and Youth Radio to the Hub.
The Hub is fiscally sponsored by the Institute for Nonprofit News, and is supported by the Democracy Fund, Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the John & Florence Newman Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Lenfest Institute, and the Rita Allen Foundation.