A Colorado Newspaper Is on the Leading Edge of Legacy Newspapers Going Nonprofit

From a story on cpr.org by Dan Boyce headlined “A paper in tiny Crestone, Colorado, is on the leading edge of legacy newspapers going nonprofit”:

A few years ago, the operators of The Crestone Eagle made an appeal to their readers and others who care about local news: We need $10,000 to survive the winter, can you help us?

Within two weeks, community members and others donated $15,000 and the paper lived to see another season.

Now, at the beginning of September this year, the 33-year-old monthly paper in this tiny San Luis Valley town has become a nonprofit. And they’re hoping it sustains them for the long term.