Tag: knight foundation

by Julie Keck

1. Most of the New York Times’ most popular items last year weren’t news stories (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. Tow Center to foster news innovation with $3 million in new support from Knight Foundation (via Knight Foundation) 3. CNN Strikes deal with FAA to integrate drones into aviation reporting (Jordan Chariton / The Wrap) […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  Featured Fellowship Donald W. Reynolds Fellowship Columbia, MO or remote The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people […] more »

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 »