Tag: knight foundation

by Amy Schmitz Weiss

This is a cross post from the Knight Foundation, which asked the students, educators and professionals who beta tested its new digital teaching tool, “Searchlights and Sunglasses,” for their five favorite lessons. The book explores the digital transformation of journalism, and with one click turns into a classroom tool, offering 1,000 lesson plans and resources [...] more »

by Paige Cooperstein

Revenue at 18 non-profit news organizations increased by nearly 30 percent from 2010 to 2012, according to a study released today by the Knight Foundation. The Center for Investigative Reporting recorded the highest revenue in 2012 at $12.1 million; that includes $4.9 million in donor revenue from its merger with The Bay Citizen.   The [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. “How I’m already using ‘Searchlights and Sunglasses’ in the classroom” (Susan Moeller / Knight Foundation) 2. As with media, in education it’s better to be a platform than a publication (Carmel DeAmicis / PandoDaily) 3. $1 million in microgrants available to j-schools for digital innovation (Laura Klinger / Poynter) 4. Indiana University to merge [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. News’ need to pump web traffic presents speedbump for network TV coverage (Brian Lowry / Variety) 2. AT&T announces $5 tablet day passes (Ina Fried / AllThingsD) 3. Knight invests $4 million to expand Knight-Mozilla partnerships (Justin Ellis / Neiman Lab) 4. New digital book on journalism’s future is call for change and teaching [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

When I launched PBS MediaShift back in January 2006, I wanted to focus our coverage on how digital disruption was changing various media businesses, from newspapers to magazines to TV to movies. But when I visited Ball State’s communication and journalism program in 2007, I realized that there was yet another institution about to be [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Potluck, a social network with Twitter DNA, hopes to start conversations with links (The Verge) 2. Cenk Uygur of online news show ‘The Young Turks’: How we will crush CNN (Huffington Post) 3. Non-digital ad sales are a non-growth business (AllThingsD) 4. News Challenge may be “finished”; Knight looks for better ways to identify fundable innovation ideas (Nieman) 5. Just in time for [...] 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 Julie Keck

1. New Pew study: Civic Engagement in the Digital Age (Pew Internet) 2. ChartGirl boxes the news (Reuters) 3. Knight Community Information Challenge applications open May 1 (Knight Digital Media Center) 4. Netflix CEO predicts the future of streaming video (AllThingsD) 5. U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance (CNet) 6. As Wall Street [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. When beloved movie critic Roger Ebert lost his voice to cancer, he reclaimed it with the Internet (Sun-Times) 2. Why Facebook Home bothers me: It destroys any notion of privacy (GigaOm) 3. Adair leaving PolitiFact for Knight professorship at Duke (Poynter) 4. As web search goes mobile, competitors chip at Google’s lead (NYT) 5. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. After a huge journalistic crime, on the level of Lehrer or Blair, should you get blacklisted from paid journalism? (Gawker) 2. NYT statistician might stop blogging if it influences election results (Politico) 3. Now Novel – the easy, social way to write a book…for a price (ventureburn) 4. 5 simple ways to track social [...] more »