Are nonprofit news sites just creating more content for elites who already read a lot of news?



When NYU professor Rodney Benson began a study of the different types of media ownership, he was struck at first by the unique American-ness of nonprofit news. As he began interviewing people who worked at nonprofit news outlets, though, he discovered something else that seemed strange.

“I was struck by how market-oriented they were,” he said, recalling a visit to The Christian Science Monitor. “They didn’t have the pressure of maximizing profits, they didn’t have the same pressures you have at a commercial news organization, and yet they didn’t seem all that different from the commercial media.”

Read the full article from Nieman Lab: Are nonprofit news sites just creating more content for elites who already read a lot of news?