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Archive for the ‘Community Foundations’ Category

21 Communities to Share Knight Challenge’s $5 million

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is providing 21 communities with $5 million in total funding “to help community foundations support creative ways to use new media and technology to keep communities engaged.”
Here is the information from a Knight Press Release:
Twenty-one innovative ideas that will help residents lead informed lives have received [...]

Cash in on $24-Million Knight Community Information Challenge

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Got a great idea to improve how information is spread and exchanged in your local community? Then read on and see how to cash in on the five-year, $24-million Knight Community Information Challenge. In this email interview conducted by Leonard Witt, Mike Maidenberg, a former Knight Foundation VP and now project consultant, provides insider [...]

Need Journalism Funds, See a Community Foundation Now

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Starting now community foundations can begin to apply for the five-year, $24-million Knight Community Information Challenge. So maybe if you, as a local citizen journalist, have an idea that could use funding this might be a very good time to drop by and see your local community foundation, which might not have a clue and [...]

Knight to Fund Community Foundations, Media Innovation

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Knight announces $24 million in challenge grants for community foundations aimed as spurring local media, technology and information needs. Get more background information from a previous video interview I conducted with Eric Newton of the Knight Foundation.
Here is today’s press release in full:
New Knight Initiative Seeks to Address Local Information Needs Engaging Community Foundations
$24 [...]

Will Community Foundations Fund Local Journalism?

Friday, May 9th, 2008

In this video Eric Newton, Vice President for the Journalism Program at the Knight Foundation, says only 25 percent of community foundations fund journalism, but then tells why he thinks that number is about to grow.
If you want community foundation funding for local journalism projects, Newton says do your homework. Look at this Knight Foundation [...]