Tag: knight foundation

by Dena Levitz

There’s no shortage of great journalistic content being produced right now. From video interviews to longform writing to entirely reimagined storytelling vehicles, journalistic creativity and heft are at a high. But how do you pay for it? Legacy media operations are still tinkering with their business models to incorporate new and old revenue streams in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Can wine tastings and movie tickets really help newspapers keep subscribers? (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 2. Spain’s publishers brace for Google News shutdown (David Roman / Wall Street Journal Digits) 3. eMerge Americas tech & innovation event returns to showcase Miami’s entrepreneurial spirit (via Knight Foundation) 4. Everyone is a Newser with NBC […] more »

by Steve Buttry

As community engagement becomes ever more important in news, a new program at Louisiana State University is challenging 15 students to find ways to connect with the people and issues around them. The Social Media News Challenge, funded by a three-year, $150,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to the Manship School of Mass Communication, started […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Murder case behind Serial podcast phenomenon heads to appeals court (Associated Press / Guardian US) 2. Finance media’s hottest club is Ello (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 3. Vice, Knight Foundation and CUNY create ‘innovators’ fund (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 4. To gain the upper hand, Amazon disrupts itself (David Streitfeld / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Jennifer Preston on leaving the New York Times, joining the Knight Foundation, and spurring innovation in newsrooms (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 2. Jack Shafer on losing his job, and the state of things (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 3. Sorry, Netflix: Serial proves that the best shows shouldn’t be binged on (Jason […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Knight Prototype Fund announces funding for 18 new projects (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. New York Times rolls out archive of vintage print ads, asks for help ID-ing them (Michael Sebastian / AdAge) 3. Netflix leads in U.S. digital video subscriptions in home and among millennials (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 4. NBC Sports […] more »

by Julie Keck

One of the first things David Cohn of Circa said during his keynote talk at Collab/Space Chicago last week was “you will feel like a manic-depressive” when launching a startup. The Collab/Space Chicago crowd, which included hopeful startup presenters, journalists, media pros, and J-school elites chuckled, but everyone in the room knew there was some […] more »

by Eric Newton

Last week at the Online News Association convention in Chicago, we did a “lighting round” on our update of Searchlights and Sunglasses, the free digital learning resource Knight Foundation offered up last year to journalism education. Did we just say the first edition launched last year? That seems like a lifetime ago — maybe because, […] more »

by Eric Newton

Some experts say smartphones make young people stupid. Others say technology makes them smarter. Still others say the tool is not important; it’s how we learn to use it. A new survey of more than 10,000 high school students lends support to that last view. Amid an explosion in social and mobile media – their […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. News for high schools: Digital media plus teaching equals support for freedom (Eric Newton / Knight Foundation) 2. Columbia professor Eric Foner teaching “The Civil War and the Reconstruction” MOOC (EdX) 3. Google brings Chromebook lending library to colleges (D. Frank Smith / EdTech Magazine) 4. Edtech initiatives from 10 SoCal districts (Christina Quattrocchi […] more »