Participation

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Participation
by Khari Johnson

Monday was Ry Rivard’s first day at Voice of San Diego (VOSD). He comes to the nonprofit news outlet from Inside Higher Ed in Washington D.C. and will work as an investigative reporter focusing on issues like housing and development. .@voiceofsandiego is one of the best local investigative outfits, and @ryrivard is one of the […] more »

Education
by Jeremy Caplan

We recently welcomed our fifth cohort, our biggest ever, with 21 fellows from eight countries. In addition to developing their own startup projects and taking entrepreneurial journalism classes, our fellows will participate in weekly workshops, hear from more than 30 guest speakers and visit Twitter, Google, Mashable, Quartz, Kickstarter and other cool places. This new […] more »

Business
by Desiree Everts

Matter, a media startup accelerator launched two years ago by the Knight Foundation, KQED and PRX, has named six tech companies that will participate in its newest class aimed at “changing media for good.” The entrepreneurs will take part in a five-month program that includes a $50,000 investment, mentoring, design reviews, and an intensive boot […] more »

Business
by Jeremy Hay

I’m an outsider trying to work inside a community to launch its own local news organization, the success of which will depend largely on it being organic to the community. I tell people the news service will be here in East Palo Alto. At other times, I say it will be there. I stand in […] more »

Business
by Corey Ford

A longer version of this post originally appeared on Medium. Everything big, started small. Our small startup accelerator got a little bigger. I am thrilled to announce that Matter is partnering with four new media organizations as we expand our ecosystem to support entrepreneurs and intraprenuers building the future of media that matters. The Associated […] more »

Financial
by Desiree Everts

Just a little over a week after announcing the winners of its News Challenge on libraries, the Knight Foundation has revealed the latest recipients of its Prototype Fund. Ten media projects will receive $35,000 in funding to help push them from early stage ideas to a formal launch. Knight launched the Prototype Fund in 2012 […] more »

Mobile
by Mariana Marcaletti

The Wall Street Journal’s mobile and emerging technology editor, David Ho, likes to start industry conference talks by asking everybody to pass their cell phone to the person to the right. Then he stays silent until the fidgeting and murmurs reach a crescendo. “It turns out that people would rather forget their keys at home […] more »

Financial
by Desiree Everts

J-Lab has announced four winners of its Masters Mediapreneurs Initiative, a grant program that aims to help fund media startups developed by Baby Boomers, aged 50-plus. The winning projects range from an online magazine on Medium.com that covers Boomers to a Spanish-language initiative to document border-crossing deaths involving law enforcement. Each startup will receive $12,000 […] more »

Education
by Desiree Everts

It may be time to stop thinking about your local library as a musty repository of books with a stereotypical librarian whispering, “Shhhh!” More and more libraries are becoming bustling centers for community engagement — bringing locals not just books, but also “maker spaces,” computer access, digital movies, games and more. As libraries look to […] more »

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