Kansas City Community Journalism Doesn't Pay: Northeast News Earns Non-Profit Status

Begging is a great way to eliminate the profit motive and keep journalism "pure" from nefarious outside influence. 

The only problem is that it doesn't work.

Begging people for money comes with strings and automatically eliminates independence.

Even worse . . . It limits potential for growth. 

Maybe the Northeast News has solved their conundrum. Or maybe this is just the best course for their survival. 

Here's part of their argument . . .

"Now the 76-year-old Art-Deco building will be the new home of The Northeast News. Yep, you heard right. The 90-year-old award-winning weekly community news journal will continue to operate under the banner of Historic Northeast Media Incorporated, (HNE Media Inc.) a registered Missouri 501(c)3 non-profit corporation."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Old flower shop slated for newsroom as award-winning Northeast News transitions to non-profit business model

Rose Marie Serrone opened her flower and gift shop in a single story Art Deco-style building in 1946 located at 2659 Independence Blvd. Rose Marie's Floral & Gift Shop became a staple of the Northeast community and soon grew to include two large greenhouses behind the building used for growing annuals and perennials.