Here are two of the 10 projects that came out of the “Journalism That Matters” conference at the University of Washington in January.
- Abundant Journalism: Led by Fancher, this group eventually wants to link journalism projects and initiatives with potential donors.
- Microfinance: The initiative would provide business and micro-finance training for journalists who want to launch new media ventures.
“Whether all 10 initiatives that came out of the JTM Pacific Northwest conference can score the necessary funding to survive remains uncertain. While some have obtained initial grants, others remain unfunded. [Former Seattle Times Executive Editor Mike] Fancher acknowledged that each will face heavy competition for financing.”