The trials and tribulations of America’s daily newspapers are well known. Papers across the country are dangerously in the red, and they’re cutting loose top reporters and editors to make the bottom line. But some people are suggesting that newspapers can chart a path for survival by forgoing their goal of turning a profit. We explore whether the non-profit model can work in the newspaper universe.


  • Steve Coll President and CEO, New America Foundation; Staff Writer, The New Yorker, author of Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
  • Charles Lewis Distinguished Journalist in Residence, School of Communication, American University; Founder, Center for Public Integrity; Founder, Fund for Independence in Journalism
  • Jonathan Weber Founder, Publisher and CEO, New West; Contributor, The Big Money,

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