Tag: knight foundation

by Desiree Everts

As the Knight Foundation gets closer to announcing the winners of its News Challenge on Networks, it’s opening up its next round of the contest, which now occurs three times a year instead of annually. Round 2 of the 2012 Knight News Challenge will focus on data. Why data? “The world has always been complex, [...] more »

by Desiree Everts

The Knight Foundation has selected 52 applicants that will move onto the next stage of its News Challenge. There’s a theme you’ll see running through the proposals that have made it thus far — namely, networking. That’s because networks are the focus of this year’s first round. (The Knight News Challenge now offers three rounds [...] more »

by Desiree Everts

It seems so obvious that a contest to further innovation would itself innovate, so few were surprised when the Knight Foundation recently announced they were changing the rules of the Knight News Challenge and offering three rounds instead of one competition per year — especially since we got the first whiff of it back in [...] more »

by Jake Shapiro

We announced PRX’s partnership with the Knight Foundation to create the Public Media Accelerator about a month ago. Since then, it’s become clear that the accelerator concept is new to many people in the non-profit and public media worlds, even as tech folks fret that accelerators have jumped the shark. Our tagline for the Public [...] more »

by Rich Gordon

Over the past few years, foundations and philanthropists concerned about newspapers’ declining fortunes have put up millions of dollars to launch non-profit online publications covering national affairs (ProPublica), statewide topics (Texas Tribune, Wisconsin Watch, MinnPost, California Watch) and metropolitan areas (the Bay Citizen, the Chicago News Cooperative, St. Louis Beacon). These new "watchdog" organizations have [...] more »

by Rich Gordon

Four and a half years ago, Northwestern University and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced a novel program: scholarships for people with computer programming experience to study journalism in the Medill School‘s master’s program. It was such a sufficiently unusual idea that it got the attention of BoingBoing, one of the most [...] more »

by Dan Sinker

This week I’ve spent a lot of time writing about the opportunities that lie at the intersection of open-source philosophies and journalism. Today the “thinking out loud” stops, and the “making it happen” begins. And that begins with the announcement of the 2011/12 Knight-Mozilla fellows. But before I get to that, a quick background: In [...] more »

by Desiree Everts

As the media industry continues to be upended and traditional publishers search for ways to survive, those of us who’ve chosen journalism as our craft are left wondering what the future holds. The Knight Foundation, as it happens, appears to be one of those entities exploring that very question. So it’s no wonder that many [...] more »

by Andrew Whitacre

One of the things we at MIT are very quietly considering — quietly in the same sense that I first considered getting a creative writing degree, as in, seduced by the prospect while overawed by the reality — is holding a large, public civic media conference as part of, or in addition to, our invitation-only [...] more »

by Desiree Everts

Not so long ago, journalists were playing catch-up in the digital media space. But at this year’s MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, it’s become evident that journalism 2.0 is growing up. Alberto Ibarg├╝en, CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, today announced the winners of the Knight News Challenge at the annual conference [...] more »