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Collaboration
by Angela Washeck

Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including deadline for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  August 2014 Deadlines Galloway Reporting Fellowship on Human Rights in Africa Various locations The Galloway Family Foundation will award three reporting [...] more »

Collaboration
by Mark Glaser

Ever since our successful Collab/Space workshop in Berkeley last year, we’ve been thinking about how to make our collaborative workshop format even better. This year, Collab/Space will be in Atlanta at the startup haven Atlanta Tech Village in Buckhead, and will take place on October 16, the day before ONA13. While we will still be [...] more »

Business
by Dena Levitz

While attending industry events, Laura Fraser started to get excited by the newfound focus on longform journalism models and startups like Byliner and Atavist trying to distribute more in-depth reads to the masses. Yet when she took a closer look at who was behind the efforts, a realization hit her. “It’s all the same guys,” she half-joked to a [...] more »

Business
by Zach C. Cohen

Non-profit newsrooms, and the organizations that fund them, stand to gain a great deal by knowing the impact of their reporting on local communities. But impact is not easy to compute, according to a recent report from the Investigative Reporting Workshop (IRW) at American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C. “There is a discussion that has [...] more »

Best Practices
by Denise Malan

Collaboration is more than just a buzzword. It could be one of the pillars that keeps investigative journalism standing. Look at some of the most recent examples of investigative projects that are making a difference: The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists worked with 86 investigative journalists from 46 countries to shine light on the seedy [...] more »

Collaboration
by Jan Schaffer

In Denver, the statewide public television network had no newsroom until it merged with an investigative news site that built one from scratch. In St. Louis, The Beacon has been working to add its 14 reporters to the public radio station’s 12 news people for a combined newsroom with the firepower of 26 journalists. In [...] more »

Collaboration
by Brooke Kroeger

Early in 2010, with the newspaper industry in precipitous free-fall, the president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation called on the head of New York Public Radio to see if the two could make common cause. Revson president Julie Sandorf already had ventured into the future-of-journalism conversation the year before when Revson agreed to fund [...] more »

Case Studies
by Tanja Aitamurto

What happens when a consumer magazine co-creates a magazine issue with their readers? Co-creation is an age-old customer-centric marking approach, a collaborative process of creating something of mutual value between a producer and a consumer. Today, it is spreading into magazine publishing as a new form of open journalism by bringing together reporters and the [...] more »

Collaboration
by Mark Glaser

Today we’re proud to announce that MediaShift received funding from the Knight Foundation’s Prototype Fund to develop CollabMatch, a matchmaking service for collaborators. We believe that media makers and journalists usually collaborate with their existing networks (Facebook friends, Twitter followers, LinkedIn connections), but can create deeper, more diverse projects with qualified collaborators they don’t know [...] more »


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