Tag: new media

by Mariana Marcaletti

One of the characteristics of entrepreneurship in Latin America is that people usually open their own businesses out of necessity — when they run out of other options (like getting a full-time job, for instance). The case of media entrepreneurs in the region is a particular one: Although most preserve their day jobs to make […] more »

by Denise Lu

Along with the changing media landscape, foundations are increasingly supporting media-related efforts in multiple disciplines — with a bigger push into digital platforms. According to a new report by the Foundation Center, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation, $1.86 billion was awarded in media-related grants from […] more »

by JD Lasica

Meograph, new storytelling startup that launched in July, gives online journalists and storytellers an added dimension that too often has been missing: context. With Meograph, you can create what co-founder and CEO Misha Leybovich calls “4D storytelling” through a simple interface that lets users add images, video and text to a story they want to […] more »

by Desiree Everts

The changing media landscape has closed a lot of doors for many journalists over the years. But, it’s also opened them — creating opportunities for people to build their own, new forms of media. That’s particularly true for women, which is why J-Lab and the McCormick Foundation launched an ambitious effort in 2008 called the […] more »

by Jon Vidar

In 2006, the phrase “community journalism“ was exploding as a possible savior for the journalism industry (similar to the much-hyped hyper-local journalism today). Somewhere along the way, however, the concept got washed over by a sea of organizations simply distributing Flip Video cameras and expecting amazing content. Who needed a journalism degree? Promoting local voices […] more »

by Retha Hill

It’s been a couple of weeks since Tim O’Reilly’s News Foo rolled into the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix, and while I truly enjoyed thinking big thoughts with big thinkers about the direction of our industry, I couldn’t help but notice how lacking in diversity the invitation-only gathering was. The […] more »

by Amy Saunderson-Meyer

In my previous post for Idea Lab, I began examining how new media has and hasn’t proven effective in helping push political change in countries around the world. That was in advance of the “New Media: Alternative Politics” conference at the University of Cambridge. This post follows after my participation in the conference. What qualifies […] more »

by Amy Saunderson-Meyer

Does the dramatic uptake of new media tools such as mobile applications, digital media, blogging, social networking and video activism mean that citizens, citizen groups and service organizations have the power to challenge the state and mobilize political change? This is a question that I’ll be pondering along with my fellow participants at the New […] more »

by JD Lasica

The New Journalist in the Age of Social Media View more documents from JD Lasica. I’m at Day 2 of a remarkable two-day conference that is bringing nonprofits, citizen journalism and social media together in ways I’ve never seen before. I’m jazzed, hopeful and intrigued by the challenges ahead. The passion in the room is […] more »

by Todd Wolfson

In the recent edition of Times Magazine Matt Vilano looks at the role computer nerds can play in saving journalism. The piece details the forward looking work of the Knight Foundation and allied journalism schools like Northwestern’s Medill, which have created specialized degrees in journalism for software programmers, in order to find solutions to the […] more »