Tag: knight foundation

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 »

by Nick Swyter

I enrolled at the University of Miami’s School of Communication to pursue my career goal: become a television news anchor. In August, I will begin my senior year and assume the role of station manager of the campus television station. Do I feel like I am on track for my career goal? Yes. Do I [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Nielsen, comScore can’t tell you how many people streamed USA’s World Cup tie with Portugal (Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal) 2. 19 projects win Knight News Challenge on strengthening the Internet (John Bracken / Knight Foundation) 3. Amazon adds more video ads (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Vanity Fair’s fall conference taps power [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Sports Illustrated unveils a new web design and a fantasy sports app (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 2. Companies refine social media strategies to stress quality over quantity of fans (Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal) 3. Yahoo wants you to linger (on the ads, too) (Vindu Goel / New York Times) 4. Lack of [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter agrees to block ‘blasphemous’ tweets in Pakistan (Robert Mackey / New York Times) 2. TVTY raises $4.5 million to sync TV and online ads (Romain Dillet / TechCrunch) 3. Knight funds innovation and a push for media diversity at Hampton University (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Can the New Republic find its [...] more »

by Lauren Simonis

Owen Youngman, Knight Professor of Digital Media Strategy at Northwestern University has been using Searchlights and Sunglasses by Eric Newton as a textbook in his classroom. Explore his experiences as you think about texts for your next course and ways innovative forms can invigorate students’ thinking. Q&A Why did you decide to use “Searchlights and Sunglasses” in your course? Youngman: [...] more »

by Lauren Simonis

On Friday, April 18, our bi-weekly #EdShift chat will focus on helping educators “hack the curriculum” with experiments. The special guests will include first-round winners of the recent Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The chat will take place on Twitter at the #EdShift hashtag at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. It will be [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Analysis: What Viacom has to show for seven years of pursuing YouTube (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 2. The Washington Post offers free digital access to readers of local newspapers (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 3. Why do we expect so much from Nate Silver? (Ben Wallace Wells / New York Magazine) 4. [...] more »