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2010 Foundation grants 2010 Individual Donations 2010 Advertising Revenue 2010 Other Revenue Total Funds for 2011 $173,528 $30,811 $10,830 $4,519 $219,688
Numbers and milestones
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$5000 and up Still Ain’t Satisfied Foundation ~ Shayna Berkowitz and Phyllis Wiener $2500-$4999 Dennis Schapiro & Jeanne Andre $1000-$2499 1 Anonymous Gift Karen Cooper & Bruce Schneier Carol Bouska Elizabeth Tisel and Sarah Farley $500-4999 Richard Broderick Sarah Kesler GetListed.org $250-$499 Elaine Treacy Michael O’Connor Steve Clemens Jeremy Iggers Barry & Kirstin Scanlan Madore Laura Waterman Wittstock Sheldon & Beverly Mains Clay Steinman Bill Gabler Scott Russell $100-$249 1 Anonymous Gift Alan & Jill Carlson Anne Hannahan Charles & Laurie Gustafson Dominic J Postiglione Doug McGill Gerald Timian Janice Gepner & Eric Newman Jon Pratt & Deborah Clemmensen Maury Landsman Nan D Corliss Pat Thompson Philip Losacker & Kirby Bennett Ross & Yukiko Corson Troy Pieper William Price & Miriam Karmel Rosa Maria de la Cueva & Chip Peterson Michael S Griffin Nicholas Heille Paul Gilje Beverly Ferguson Nancy Johnson & Dan Nordley Debra Pleasants Mary Turck Amy Lange and Jane Newman David Morris Howard Kling Judith Martin Susan Lesch Barbara Kucera Alan Shilepsky David Weissbrodt & Pat Schaffer Joanna O’Connell Mark Sulander Peg Bouska Tony Leung Susan Herridge $50-$99 3 Anonymous Gifts Ann Alquist Ann T Treacy Anne K Naylor & Susan Hamerski Brian Devore Cathy Madison Chris Mato Nunpa Dana & Loren Crow Daniel Getahun Daniel Pinkerton David Christianson Donald Fraser Dorothy Scholtz Douglas Armato Elaine Wynne & Larry Johnson Elizabeth Allis Emilio & Monica Degrazia Gretchen Bratvold James & Jean Gabler Jan Hively Jane Powers Jennifer Harshner Jesse Mortenson Jill Meyer & Louise Hotka Joel Weisberg John & Connie Marty John & Marie Braun Julie Inda Kaia O’Svien Karen Kloser Kate Hoff & Bob Weidman Kathleen Clarke Anderson Leann Lisana & Joe Bartsh Lee Ann Schutz Leola Johnson Leslie Davis Linda Picone Lisa Peterson de la Cueva Lynn Ogren Mary Kay and John Bailey Melisande Charles Mike & Carolyn Brown Patrick O’Donnell Paul J Schadewald Phyllis Kahn Rebecca Cramer Richard Fournier Robbie Lafleur Robert & Sally Roscoe Robert Kaufer Srilata Zaheer Sr Susu Jeffrey Thomas Kremer Tyler M Cohen Yusuf & Fadia Abul-Hajj $0-$49 4 Anonymous Gifts Adam Zielie Alexis Walstad Amanda & Mark Tempel Andrew J Dawkins Barbara Rose Bruce Johansen Bryan Worra Catherine Lundoff Christy James Colleen Aho Curt Hillstrom David E Nelson David Inman David Zarkin Debra Goldstein Donald & Rhoda Mains Ed Kohler Eric Brook Erika Doerr Francesca DiPiazza Gena Berglund Hawona Janzen Jane Leonard & Loretto Lippert Jay Gabler Jay Ritterson Jay T Walljasper Jeanne Massey John Schatz Joseph Nathan Judith & Michael Bode Kathleen Towle Kenneth Bearman Kristal Leebrick Laura Weber Laurie Savran Leslie Stein-Grohs Lewis & Linda Williams Lisa Steinmann Maggie & Dennis Montgomery Mark Dewey Martha & Timothy Johnson Mary Treacy Maryam Zafar Maryann Vancura Matthew Everett Maura Brown Melissa Simione Michael Opperman Michael Rollin Mike Finley Mike Hazard Mordecai Specktor Nancy Sartor Paul Busch & Clare Welter Paul Lohman Peter Morales Peter Rachleff Philip Platt Richard Lee Dechert Robert Hale Rosemary Jennings Russ Adams Ruthann Ovenshire Sandra Ahlstrom Sarah Vig Sharon Emery Steve Date Susan Maas Suzanne Krzmarzick Thomas Reimler & Susan Budig Tib Shaw Total: 27,795.67
Programming Fundraising Management/Operations Net Income $167,390 $12,387 $17,769 $22,142
Twin Cities Media Alliance Board and Staff
Chair: Sheldon Mains; independent technology consultant Vice chair: Ann Treacy; web consultant, Treacy Information Services Secretary: Troy Pieper; editorial assistant, Sandbox Studios Treasurer: Barry Madore; web developer, Advantage Labs Daniel Getahun; Minnesota International Center Leola Johnson; professor, Macalester College Howard Kling; Labor Education Service, U. of M Dennis Schapiro; owner, Jola Publications Elizabeth Patton; attorney, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, LLP. Staff: Jeremy Iggers; executive director. Mary Turck; editor, Twin Cities Daily Planet Jay Gabler; arts editor, Twin Cities Daily Planet Emily Pearson Ryan; operations manager Lisa Peterson-de la Cueva; New Normal project manager
Twin Cities Media Alliance
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Minneapolis Foundation • McKnight Foundation • Challenge Fund for Journalism • F.R. Bigelow Foundation • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Advised Fund • Still Ain’t Satisfied Foundation
Triangle Park Creative • The DataBank • Hennepin County Public Library • Sawatdee • Surdyk’s Liquor & Cheese Shop
local news for global citizens
Twin Cities Daily Planet editors’ report
Diversity and outreach
hrough our classes and workshops, and through the Twin Cities Daily Planet, we continued to fulfill our mission of providing Twin Citizens with the tools and training they need to tell their own stories. In 2010, the Daily Planet published more reporting and commentary by ethnic and immigrant writers than any other local publication. Classes offered in 2010 ranged from the four-session Citizen Journalism 101 to single sessions on Twitter as a Community-Building Tool and How to Create Free WordPress Websites for Small Businesses and Community Organizations. Our ethnic media partners have a vital role to play in enabling the communities they serve to participate fully in civic life, and supporting those media is also an important part of our mission. In 2010, with support from the R.F. Bigelow Foundation, we partnered with the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (African-American), The Circle (Native American), Mshale (African Immigrant) and Hmong Today to organize two training workshops for ethnic and
The year ahead
e scooped everybody in town with coverage of the University of Minnesota’s effort to halt screening of the Troubled Waters documentary – and then we followed up, getting public records, digging through hundreds of emails, and bringing the whole story to light. Scoops are only part of the business – the rest of the time, we provide solid, local news coverage that our partner publications frequently rely on for coverage they can’t afford alone. From Promise Neighborhoods in St. Paul to Riverside Plaza and North High in Minneapolis, we covered neighborhoods in depth, going beyond the crime reports to introduce readers to immigrant business owners and the woman whose house Jimmy Carter painted. With stories of residents, neighbors, activists, politicians, theater, ESL classes, businesses, teachers, and more, we present a multi-faceted, sympathetic look at a diverse community. In 2010, our arts coverage continued to reflect the diversity of the local arts scene, with articles ranging from features
immigrant journalists and nine community outreach events, and publish or co-publish more than 50 articles on the 2010 Census and other issues of importance to ethnic and immigrant communities. The Daily Planet and TCMA’ s classes and workshops are emerging as national models. In 2010, Daily Planet editor Mary Turck gave presentations on the Daily Planet and our training programs at the Knight Digital Media Center at the University of Southern California; the Block by Block Community News Summit in Chicago, and the New Media Women Entrepreneurs Summit in Washington, D.C.
on Native American writers in Minnesota, and the Fresh Traditions Hmong fashion show to Rock the Garden. The cutting-edge use of social media in our Arts Orbit Tumblr account won recognition from the blog Stuff About Minnesota: “So you want to find out what local art, music, or theater is going on this weekend in the Twin Cities? [...] Look no further than Arts Orbit to fill that need in your life.”
Editor: Mary Turck Arts editor: Jay Gabler
ecent global events have powerfully demonstrated what citizens can accomplish when they are able to use media tools to share information, organize and work together. The challenges facing Twin Citizens may be less dramatic, but the opportunity for citizens to make a difference by organizing and working together is just as real. Our goal for 2011 is to continue the transformation of the Daily Planet from a local news website to a community resource that helps Twin Citizens share information, make choices, organize and connect to their communities. That’s why, in 2011, we launched the Daily Planet’ s New Normal Project, a year-long
MISSIoN ANd VISIoN STATEMENTS
Mission: The Twin Cities Media Alliance brings together media professionals and engaged community members to improve the quality, accountability and diversity of the local media, and to enable community members to play a more active role in the emerging media environment. Vision: We envision a participatory democracy in which citizens from all segments of society – and especially those who have been traditionally denied access – are able to use the media to share information, hold the powerful accountable, build community, and work together for the common good.
project of news coverage and community conversations designed to inform Twin Citizens about the economic challenges we face, and to engage them in identifying priorities and finding solutions. Each month we tackle a different topic, including neighborhoods, the state budget, education, health care, public services, immigrant communities, the environment, work and inequality. The New Normal Project is made possible by a grant from the Bush Foundation. To learn more and find out how you can participate, visit http://www.tcdailyplanet. net/newnormal. That’ s also why we created our 98 new neighborhood pages – full of opportunities for Twin Citizens to connect to their neighborhoods and to each other. Want to get involved? Contact us at or send us an email at email@example.com.Your support and participation can make it all possible.
Executive Director: Jeremy Iggers