The Hub’s News Revenue Engine will offer publishers a new way to stay financially sustainable October 5, 2021
The Hub is building a team of engineers, product specialists and data scientists to fill gaps and spark growth and sustainability in newsrooms, assembling a first-of-its kind technology team dedicated to meeting the needs of next-generation digital newsrooms.
26 newsrooms awarded Sustainable Publishing Solutions grant June 30, 2021
The grant is aimed at helping newsrooms leverage their publishing platforms to grow their audience and increase revenue.
What Makes a Good Sustainable Publishing Solutions Grant Application? March 1, 2021
We know that applying for a grant can sometimes be intimidating. You might not be sure if this is the right opportunity for your organization or what the review committee may be looking for. Or perhaps this is your first time applying for a grant.
As a way to demystify the process and help newsrooms interested in the Sustainable Publishing Solutions grant, we’re taking a look back at last year’s grantees and sharing some of their submissions to show what makes a strong application.
#HowToTucson shows the power of a newsletter course February 12, 2021
In 2020, Arizona-based newsroom This Is Tucson launched an evergreen newsletter course aimed at Tucson’s newcomers. This is how it went.
The Hub and 2020: Unprecedented Success in an Unprecedented Year February 7, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic upended practically everything, and the News Revenue Hub, like most businesses, had to quickly adapt.
GNI Digital Growth Program Provides Handy Goal Setting Exercises for Membership and Audience Growth September 24, 2020
Last week, the Google News Initiative (GNI) officially launched the GNI Digital Growth Program to help small and medium-sized news organizations develop sustainable businesses online.
Twenty four newsrooms awarded Sustainable Publishing Solutions grant June 22, 2020
This week, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the twenty-four recipients of its Sustainable Publishing Solutions Grant.
Hub Report: Several sites are now using Newspack. How’s that going for them? May 26, 2020
About a year ago, in June 2019, we published our first study of how newsrooms interact with WordPress, the open-source content management system (CMS) that’s […]
Readers have given more than $3.8 million to support Hub newsrooms’ crisis reporting May 15, 2020
Readers have given more than $3.8 million to support Hub newsrooms’ crisis reporting
The Future Is Audience-First, and Other Takeaways from the GNI Audience Lab March 30, 2020
The News Revenue Hub is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping digital news outlets develop sustainable business models. And when it comes to newsroom sustainability, […]
Newsletters Are Crucial for Reader Loyalty. Here’s How to Make the Most of Them. February 11, 2020
Email newsletters can be a powerful tool. Effective newsletters can help news organizations reach new audiences, deepen engagement, and build loyal relationships—all things that the […]
The Hub and 2019: A year of growth and audience focus January 12, 2020
As we kick off 2020 and look back at last year, it’s starting to sink in: 2019 was a year of immense growth for the […]
Here’s How the GNI Audience Lab Does Assessments December 2, 2019
Last month, we announced the Google News Initiative Audience Lab, a pilot project at the News Revenue Hub dedicated to helping clients grow and enhance […]
Introducing the Google News Initiative-News Revenue Hub Audience Lab October 15, 2019
Here at the News Revenue Hub, we talk a lot about membership. And for good reason: Helping news organizations achieve sustainability by bolstering membership programs […]
Hub Report: How audience impacts membership revenue July 2, 2019
We recently completed our latest analysis of Hub client revenue patterns, and we’re pleased to share the findings. Our discoveries include significant revenue increases for […]
Hub Report: WordPress in the newsroom – Workflows, pain points, successes, and opportunities June 25, 2019
At the Hub, we’ve been thinking about Content Management Systems for a long time. We’ve been using WordPress in particular for more than 15 years; […]
How our audience surveys inform membership May 30, 2019
When a new news organization is accepted into the Hub, the first thing we do is conduct an audience survey. It’s intentionally comprehensive, designed to […]
The Hub as a Personal Trainer May 22, 2019
Since the News Revenue Hub was launched in November 2016, we’ve seen a lot of growth. We are working with 35 newsrooms, are expanding our […]
WordPress.com and News Revenue Hub devise a toolkit for local newsrooms January 14, 2019
WordPress.com is launching a new toolkit, called Newspack, for small and mid-sized publishers to streamline their technical decisions — and make choices that add to […]
Client Spotlight – Report For America October 9, 2018
In October, we welcomed Report For America into the fold. We recently sat down with Steve Waldman, President and co-Founder, to discuss RFA’s work with […]
How We Calculate Donor Retention October 5, 2018
There’s a fundraising adage that says: “It costs more money to acquire a new donor than to retain an existing one.” And it’s true: the […]
Desert or Oasis? Assessing the NYC Digital News Landscape October 3, 2018
Earlier this year, the News Revenue Hub was commissioned by the Charles H. Revson Foundation and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and […]
63 industry leaders, 40 organizations, and 5 opportunities for revitalization on the horizon of local news September 11, 2018
The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard and the Lenfest Institute brought together several dozen leaders from news organizations, platforms, and […]
Billy Penn, Denverite, and The Incline are all going after members. Can they become predominately reader-supported? September 4, 2018
Last fall, Spirited Media was laying off staff at each of its three publications. Earlier this year, it shifted its strategy to seeking significant reader […]
Metrics That Move the Needle September 4, 2018
Spend any time around Hub staff or clients and you’ll be sure to hear the term “KPIs” batted about. It stands for “Key Performance Indicators” […]