Why I’m on Team Hearken

This was originally posted on Medium. It is a widely-held belief that journalists, particularly investigative journalists, are a breed apart. Long suffering, idealistic and over-worked, today’s journalists are not only expected to be expert in everything they write, but also be adept at producing content for multiple platforms and be social-media whizzes to boot. Today’s Read more about Why I’m on Team Hearken[…]

How To Be a Community-Powered Nonprofit

This article was originally posted on Blue Avocado. Accusations of fake news are all over the news. So when donors want old-fashioned, honest information, they are turning to nonprofit news organizations they trust. We asked consultant Kevin Davis, who works with many of these nonprofit journalism organizations, to explain how they are working to gain Read more about How To Be a Community-Powered Nonprofit[…]

Media and Metrics with Kevin Davis on the Media Impact Project Blog

Ever since the first days of the news industry as we know it, publishers have been using insightful data about the reach and impact of their news to drive their business. Whether it’s the number of copies sold and distributed, the size of the subscriber base, the affluence and buying power of the audience, the Read more about Media and Metrics with Kevin Davis on the Media Impact Project Blog[…]

KLJD Consulting’s Kevin Davis Announced as a Media Impact Project Senior Fellow at USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center

  Expert on entrepreneurial journalism to explore best practices in measurement  for independent and nonprofit publishers Originally published on the Media Impact Project web site here on 4/6/2016.  LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2016 – The USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center announced Kevin Davis’ appointment as a 2016 Media Impact Project (MIP) Senior Fellow. During his year-long fellowship Read more about KLJD Consulting’s Kevin Davis Announced as a Media Impact Project Senior Fellow at USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center[…]

Crowdfunding Journalism By The 1 %

By Kevin Davis. This article appeared originally on NetNewsCheck, February 4, 2016 6:35 AM EST KLJD Consulting’s Kevin Davis writes that news organizations that turn to philanthropic avenues to fund their journalism are going to have a tough time walking the tightrope between editorial independence and covering the topics that the big donors will want them Read more about Crowdfunding Journalism By The 1 %[…]

Independent Media

Independent Media Have Plenty Of Common Cause

By Kevin Davis. This article appeared originally on NetNewsCheck, October 29th, 2015 6:28 AM EDT Kevin Davis argues that if the vastly diverse independent media across the nation can work together, upstart outlets would see their shared purpose. Then they might also share some of the innovative revenue strategies that break from the conventional advertising Read more about Independent Media Have Plenty Of Common Cause[…]

Report Published Charting Future of Indy Media

On May 14th through 16th of 2015, I had the honor of participating in a conference that while aimed in the same direction as many others, brought together a group of unique, talented and diverse individuals with whom I felt honored to be among. As Ivan Roman of the Journalism That Matters convening organization writes on their site: “Organized Read more about Report Published Charting Future of Indy Media[…]

Nonprofit Local News Choices

Nonprofits Need Pragmatism For A Future

By Kevin Davis. This article appeared originally on NetNewsCheck, September 10, 2015 6:18 AM EDT “Kevin Davis has seen the background struggles tearing at nonprofit newsrooms across the country as they weigh journalistic idealism against revenue needs. He argues that nonprofits must remember that they are businesses, too, and pursue fiscal sustainability as they develop their Read more about Nonprofits Need Pragmatism For A Future[…]