The news business ecosystem is broken.
We have a solution.

The News Project has created a world-class suite of technology and tailored services to address the critical need for sustainable business models in the news marketplace.

Our mission: To empower journalists, philanthropists, entrepreneurs and investors to launch high-impact news properties rapidly and operate them successfully.

The News Project solution integrates best-of-breed content, audience and revenue tools that a typical news venture would assemble separately at far greater cost in time, effort and dollars.
The News Project Powers ‘CalMatters’ Relaunch  (MediaPost Publishers Daily)
The News Project’s publishing platform goes live with its first customer, CALmatters  (TechCrunch)
Nonprofit CalMatters Finds Tech That Works For Local Journalism  (Ad Exchanger)
How CALmatters is growing out of its startup stage (Nieman Lab)
CalMatters launch press release

What We Do

“A news business 
in a box”

Our team of journalists, technologists, designers and news business pros provides the resources and expertise you need to launch, sustain and scale your news venture.

  • State-of-the-art editorial tools and high-performance display templates
  • Revenue and member management for subscriptions, sponsorships, metered content, payments and programmatic advertising
  • Audience development and engagement tools for social media, Apple News, Google News, email campaigns, push notifications and mobile-optimized layouts
  • Enterprise-class managed hosting for scale, security and performance
  • Dashboard featuring customized analytics and business metrics
  • World-class news and features to supplement your original content
  • Partners

    The Associated Press, the world’s most trusted news organization
    WordPress 10up The News Project
    WordPress, publishing software that powers 32% of the world’s websites
    WordPress VIP
    Managed hosting by WordPress VIP for scale, security and performance
    10up, finely crafted tools for content creators
    Piano, tools to drive engagement, loyalty and revenue
    charming robot logo
    Charming Robot, smart design and user experience
    Google Ad Manager
    Google Ad Manager, robust tools to manage your ad business