Online news sites are not all about journalism - think of the money

As we all know, the problem of running not-for-profit news outlets is that they have to be funded. If journalists want to eat, then their journalism - no matter how good it might be - is not enough.

Two writers with the US-based Knight Foundation, Mayur Patel and Michele McLellan, argue that non-profit sites "have to act like digital businesses". In other words, they must introduce a measure of entrepreneurship in order to survive. 

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