Tag: knight

by Neil Ashton

Spending Stories, which officially launched Thursday, is a new way to put spending figures in their proper perspective. Developed by the Open Knowledge Foundation and Journalism++ with funding from the Knight Foundation, Spending Stories is an app that helps citizens and journalists understand and compare monetary amounts in stories from the news. When we hear [...] more »

by Robin Evans

About 20 Knight Alumni and Fellows recently converged on a big-windowed workspace in San Francisco’s South of Market district. Sure, there was pizza and beer, but what really drew them was the chance to crunch ideas with developers working to “change media for good.” The dozen or so developers aren’t journalists. They are media entrepreneurs [...] more »

by Dan Sinker

Data is a buzzword nowadays. Whether it’s sifting Big Data to influence business, or the promise of Open Data to transform government, or Data Analytics winning elections, data is constantly in the news. But one thing that gets glossed over in all the buzz is that data is hard. Really, really hard. One of the [...] more »

by Desiree Everts

Image courtesy or the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford Fellowship programs for journalists bring their recipients a certain amount of esteem. But the most obvious benefit of becoming a Fellow is getting the chance to explore ideas for a year outside the cubicle and inside the hallowed halls of a University with ample [...] more »

by Andrew Donohue

Andrew Donohue has developed a special kinship with his daughter, Maya, on father-daughter visits to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Photo: Andrew Donohue So do we, like, have a desk or anywhere we have to show up during the day? This was my last burning question for my Knight Fellowships adviser, Pam Maples, as I [...] more »

by Adam Griffith

Third graders from Isaac Dixon Elementary School in Asheville, N.C., help make a high-resolution map of Riverside Cemetery with the Public Laboratory. As Scott Barnwell looked toward the horizon of Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, N.C., a flock of third graders came into view, and his hand tightened on the string tethering a massive, red helium-filled [...] more »

by Latoya Peterson

Latoya Peterson is researching ways to bridge the digital divide. Photo: Sam Stewart Information is currency. But, just like cash, it can prove elusive for some and plentiful for others. In our increasingly digital era, the ability to access the Internet is the key to greater opportunities. And yet, the digital divide persists, meaning that [...] more »

by Desiree Everts

The Knight Foundation today announced the winners of its News Challenge round that focuses on mobile. This round of the contest, which seeks to support innovation in media, included projects ranging from using mobile to disseminate news in developing countries to helping newsrooms manage mobile content. Eight winners received a portion of the $2.4 million [...] more »

by Christopher Groskopf

September 6 will be both the [PANDA Project’s](http://pandaproject.net/) one-year anniversary, as well as my last day as a full-time developer. The PANDA project aims to make basic data analysis quick and easy for news organizations, and make data sharing simple. To celebrate the end of primary development, we’ve spent the last few weeks on spit-and-polish [...] more »

by Ryan Thornburg

WRAL.com, North Carolina’s most widely read online news site, recently published a tool that allows you to search concealed weapons permits down to the street level. It didn’t use OpenBlock to do so. Why? Or, if you’re like many journalistically and technically savvy people I’ve spoken over the last few months, you could ask why [...] more »