Robert Washburn

Robert Washburn

Professor of e-journalism Publisher of Consider This

Recent Posts

VTDigger: A case study in diversifying revenue

This case study outlines in tactical detail how the nonprofit VTDigger experiments with revenue streams and dramatically grew audience and revenue. The piece dives into how its grown to 300,000 monthly users, 19 full-time employees and annual revenue of about $1.5 million. The team experiments with everything from job […]
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Here’s a blueprint for a sustainable online state news nonprofit

Want to read more of our coverage on VT Digger, and other local news nonprofits? — This Vermont-focused nonprofit news site is looking to podcasting to add new revenue streams — Publishers of local news sites say revenues are up, but many still aren’t paying themselves a salary — […]
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Journalism’s New Patrons: VTDigger leads local investigative nonprofits

For two years starting in 2009, Anne Galloway worked 80 to 90 hours a week reporting on the Vermont legislature, without pay, hoping she could breathe life into a new nonprofit focused on investigative reporting. Today that nonprofit, VTDigger , has a staff of 19, an annual budget of […]
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School opponent tells the ongoing tale of new school proposed for New Amherst

The controversy over a proposed new French Catholic school continues despite a recent vote by Cobourg council. Resident and opponent Dennis Nabieszko describes how he learned about the school coming to the west-end subdivision, as well as talking about the ongoing opposition on Consider This Live, part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM. Continue Reading →

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