New ways to fund media, a journalism workshop at the 2015 AAJA convention

Forget pitching your editor on a story. How about pitching a nonprofit foundation on a journalism project with social impact? How about pitching an investor on building a publishing platform?

Check out the presentation from a 90-minute workshop called “New Ways to Fund Media” that was designed to help journalists develop fresh projects that can gain a support base beyond the traditional newsroom. Los Angeles Times reporter Anh Do and I organized the session at the Asian American Journalists Association national convention in San Francisco on Aug. 20, 2015. Thank you to our panelists:

  • Joaquin Alvarado, CEO of the Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Jennifer Choi, democracy program officer for the Robert R. McCormick Foundation
  • James Hong, angel investor
  • Manami Kano, deputy director of strategic media partnerships for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Special guest appearance by Jenny 8 Lee, co-founder of Plympton

Thank you to our session volunteers Brady Wakayama, KJ Hiramoto and Jill Cowan.

Forget pitching your editor on a story. How about pitching a nonprofit foundation on a journalism project with social impact? How about pitching an investor on building a publishing platform?

Check out the presentation from a 90-minute workshop called “New Ways to Fund Media” that was designed to help journalists develop fresh projects that can gain a support base beyond the traditional newsroom. Los Angeles Times reporter Anh Do and I organized the session at the Asian American Journalists Association national convention in San Francisco on Aug. 20, 2015. Thank you to our panelists:

  • Joaquin Alvarado, CEO of the Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Jennifer Choi, democracy program officer for the Robert R. McCormick Foundation
  • James Hong, angel investor
  • Manami Kano, deputy director of strategic media partnerships for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Special guest appearance by Jenny 8 Lee, co-founder of Plympton

Thank you to our session volunteers Brady Wakayama, KJ Hiramoto and Jill Cowan.

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