Tag: funding

by Kate Nash Cunningham

One of the things I enjoyed about reading Searchlights and Sunglasses by Eric Newton during winter break was hearing about some of the interesting projects that have been funded over the years by the Knight Foundation, through both the Knight News Challenge grants and the Knight Lab at Northwestern University. Examples include Document Cloud, Ushahidi and TimelineJS, [...] more »

by Irving Washington

When we launched the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, the brainchild of a collaborative that includes the Excellence and Ethics in Journalism Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Democracy Fund, we knew the program was right in our sweet spot — the intersection [...] more »

by Lauren Simonis

Finding and getting grants and funding for journalism educators can be difficult — especially in navigating all the grant requirements and making the right contacts. Last Friday’s #EdShift chat included a discussion on ways that educators can get grant money and how to use it once they get the grants. Taking part were MediaShift’s Katy [...] more »

by Amy Schmitz Weiss

New years and new semesters give educators the opportunity to review past courses and identify ways to change and improve them. In 2014, improvement can pave the way for innovation. If you think innovation requires a lot of resources and money, my experience has shown you can do more with less. You can take small [...] more »

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 »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 63rd episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Dorian Benkoil as co-hosts. Rafat Ali is off this week. Who’s watching you online and what do they know about you? A lot of people are tracking you and they know a lot. Even the former head of the CIA now knows [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

We’ve all heard the heart-warming stories of inventors and creators who couldn’t get their ideas funded, and then turned to crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo to raise the money they needed. And then there are the other-worldly stories like the Pebble smart watch that raised millions on Kickstarter. While you might kick in [...] more »

by Geneva Overholser

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In June 2006, I published “On Behalf of Journalism: A Manifesto for Change.” It examined nine propositions likely to have [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

This episode of 4MR is brought to you by GoDaddy, helping you set up your own website in a snap with domain name registration, web hosting and 24/7 support. Visit GoDaddy to learn more. Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at the hype and reality around the [...] more »

by Andria Krewson

The pace of change for hyper-local news sites and related businesses is dizzying. It’s hard to keep up, especially if you try to pay attention to business moves made by large players, as well as innovations that bubble up from local, independent news sites. This year already began with large companies and investors making moves [...] more »