Tag: Northwestern

by Rich Gordon

At the Block By Block “community news summit” in September, operators of locally focused websites came together to share what they knew and learn from their peers. Almost all of them were looking for advice on how to support their sites financially. Here’s a start: “Sustaining Hyperlocal News: An Approach to Studying Local Business Markets,” [...] more »

by Rich Gordon

In December 2008, a class of Northwestern University journalism master’s students — including two Knight "programmer-journalist" scholarship winners — unveiled a prototype news Web site called News Mixer. The site, one of the first to integrate Facebook Connect as a system for identity management, got a fair amount of attention for its novel approaches to [...] more »

by Rich Gordon

Manya Gupta and Andrew Paley are the first Knight “programmer-journalist” scholarship winners to participate in the News21 multimedia reporting project, an initiative in its fifth year that engages some of the nation’s top journalism master’s students. The Northwestern University team that Manya and Andrew are part of is focusing on young urban Hispanics and “how [...] more »

by Rich Gordon

Ryan Mark and Brian Boyer, the first two programmer-journalists whose Medill education is being financed by Knight News Challenge scholarships, have begun their second academic quarter (of four). They are reporting in Medill’s Chicago newsroom and taking our introductory new media class, Interactive Techniques. For the new media class, they (like all the other students) [...] more »

by Rich Gordon

When the Knight News Challenge awarded me (and the Medill School of Journalism) a grant to offer journalism scholarships to computer programmers, I thought teaching journalism to technologists was a pretty novel idea. But it turns out some faculty at Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing were thinking along similar lines. Last spring, Prof. Irfan [...] more »