Tag: collaboration

by Amanda Hirsch

John Bracken, director of Journalism and Media Innovation at the Knight Foundation, wants to know what I mean by “collaboration.” We’re chatting by phone about how collaboration fits into Bracken’s vision for news innovation. John Bracken I throw out a modest definition. “Working together,” I say. “Playing nice.” (It’s not a sophisticated characterization, to be [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

“Have you heard about this ‘Half the Sky’ thing?” my friend Karen wrote to me on Facebook, referring to the film/book/multi-platform phenomenon that has gotten tremendous media attention as of late. Later that same day, several other friends posted about the project, and I saw references on Twitter as well. This ubiquity is no accident [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

Last month the Knight Foundation announced the winners of the 2012 Knight Community Information Challenge, who will collectively receive $3.67 million in matching funds to “help them take a leadership role in addressing issues relevant to their communities.” One of the winners: the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the lead funder of the New Jersey News [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

In August, journalists, editors, and other digital media producers tuned in to the biweekly web journalist Twitter chat (#wjchat) to share their collaboration experiences. The chat covered a wide range of topics, from qualities of the ideal collaborator to working with members of the public. Here is a record of the questions and popular answers [...] more »

by Elana Leoni

In the three years that I’ve been building up Edutopia’s presence on social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, I’ve noticed a significant shift in how our audience of education changemakers interact and collaborate. In particular, I’ve seen Twitter reinvent the way educators collaborate to create change in education. Twitter Transforms Educators Before the advent [...] more »

by Geoff McGhee

In our small lab at Stanford University, we’ve been prototyping new models of collaboration that bring journalists together with university researchers and scholars. We’re eager to share them because we hope that others will take them up, use them, and improve upon them. We believe journalists and scholars and researchers can — and should — [...] more »

by Sarah Laskow

I never thought I would be the type of person who pored over wedding magazines. But after I got engaged, I gave into my mother’s desire to descend on the wedding mag section at Barnes & Noble. I figured I could glean intelligence with which to protect myself from the wedding industry. Instead, amid the [...] more »

by Emily Harris

Raising money, gaining audience, having impact. Despite a $10 million annual budget, 34 reporters, and partnerships with multiple major news organizations, ProPublica faces similar sustainability issues as many startup publishers. ProPublica’s managing editor (set to become editor-in-chief early next year), Stephen Engelberg, spoke with a couple dozen journalists at the University of Oregon’s Turnbull Center [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

Journalistic collaboration isn’t just something that happens between newsrooms. Increasingly, journalists working outside of traditional news organizations are coming together to support each other in a range of ways, from offering safety advice when covering protests to sharing news tips, local resource recommendations and more. Safety in Numbers “When ecosystems change and inflexible institutions collapse,” [...] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

Do we define the future of the newspaper based on the product and its medium? Or do we look to the interaction between the product and the reader, and ask the digital realm to reinvent the relationship? These are big questions, and the fundamental ones underlying the The Irish Times Digital Challenge, the latest attempt [...] more »