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Journalism startup team from Fresno, CA at an in-person version of the Boot Camp (2019). Photo: Phillip Smith
Journalism startup team from Fresno, CA at an in-person version of the Boot Camp (2019). Photo: Phillip Smith


The ins-and-outs of “first-party data.” What it is, how you can gather it, and why it can give you an advantage over the big tech platforms with your advertisers.


Helping publishers who want to grow their audience and revenue online

What’s old is new again


  • How do you…


How you can increase your chances of getting accepted, and what we’re looking for in prospective candidates.

Photo from News Foundry, November 2018. News Foundry was an in-person boot camp with similar aims.


A custom-made program for people who are ready to create a viable business based on delivering reported news or information


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A little preparation can go a long way toward de-risking your business model


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The surprising thing about these examples is that they might not look like what you’d expect.

Phillip Smith

👉 My passion is helping: 💰 Newsrooms make more money; 📈 News startups grow their audience; 🔥 Journalists succeed as entrepreneurs. Let’s talk 📩

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