The Chicago News Cooperative



Newspaper-style journalism for the Chicagoland area2009GeneralIllinoisChicagoNon-profitDonationsGrantsMembershipSyndicated ContentMacArthur FoundationOther Foundation16-10NoneWordPressThe New York Times WTTW-Channel 11 the Chicago Community Trust.Chicago - IllinoisJohn O’SheaJim KirkDavid Greising[UPDATE: On February 20 2012 Chicago News Cooperative editor and CEO James O’Shea announced that CNC was suspending its website as well as its contributions to The New York Times in order to ” reassess our operations and determine if there is a more sustainable path to the future.”] The Chicago News Cooperative was famously the first outside news organization to produce entire pages for The New York Times—but the deal was in the works before the CNC was even a fully formed idea. During the summer of 2009 CNC co-founder and editor James O’Shea a former managing editor of the Chicago Tribune (and from 2006 to 2008 one of the revolving cast of editors at the Los Angeles Times) was assembling a business plan for a member supported (i.e. cooperative) news nonprofit that would cover the city of Chicago when he got a call from Monica Davey a former employee of his at the Tribune who had since become the Chicago bureau chief for the Times. O’Shea flew to New York soon after to discuss the arrangement the Times agreed to provide an initial contribution to help get the CNC underway and roughly four months after the initial call from Davey the infant CNC was producing copy for the Gray Lady’s Chicago edition. (Disclosure: Peter Osnos CJR’s vice-chairman is a co-founder of CNC and a current member of its advisory board.) http://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/01/the-chicago-news-cooperative.phpchicagonewscoop.com
TaglineNewspaper-style journalism for the Chicagoland area
Year Founded2009
Type or CoverageGeneral
StateIllinois
CityChicago
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesGrants
Revenue SourcesMembership
Revenue SourcesSyndicated Content
Institutional SupportMacArthur Foundation
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)1
Staff Size (Editorial)6-10
Active VolunteersNone
CMSWordPress
AffiliationsThe New York Times WTTW-Channel 11 the Chicago Community Trust.
Mappin LocationChicago - Illinois
Principal StaffJohn O’Shea
Principal StaffJim Kirk
Principal StaffDavid Greising
Description[UPDATE: On February 20 2012 Chicago News Cooperative editor and CEO James O’Shea announced that CNC was suspending its website as well as its contributions to The New York Times in order to ” reassess our operations and determine if there is a more sustainable path to the future.”] The Chicago News Cooperative was famously the first outside news organization to produce entire pages for The New York Times—but the deal was in the works before the CNC was even a fully formed idea. During the summer of 2009 CNC co-founder and editor James O’Shea a former managing editor of the Chicago Tribune (and from 2006 to 2008 one of the revolving cast of editors at the Los Angeles Times) was assembling a business plan for a member supported (i.e. cooperative) news nonprofit that would cover the city of Chicago when he got a call from Monica Davey a former employee of his at the Tribune who had since become the Chicago bureau chief for the Times. O’Shea flew to New York soon after to discuss the arrangement the Times agreed to provide an initial contribution to help get the CNC underway and roughly four months after the initial call from Davey the infant CNC was producing copy for the Gray Lady’s Chicago edition. (Disclosure: Peter Osnos CJR’s vice-chairman is a co-founder of CNC and a current member of its advisory board.)
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/01/the-chicago-news-cooperative.php
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