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Archive for the ‘Community Journalism’ Category

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 [...]

Hear What Motivates Do-It-Yourself, Local Media Producers

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Interested in making your own media and becoming what is now called a placeblogger? Listen as 12 folks, including me, provide first-hand information.
Here is what host Bill Densmore of the Media Giraffe Project writes:
What motivates people to launch a local online news community — a “placeblog” and what are their challenges, their successes, the [...]

Attend Placebloggers JTM Conference in Minneapolis

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

If you are looking to do community news online or have a placeblog, you might want to attend the Journalism that Matters Conference in Minneapolis –June 4-6, 2008.  I’ll be there and, in fact, this site will probably go mostly gray until then as I take a blogging break.

Here is more about the conference:
One [...]

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 [...]

Knight Funded Study Aims at Information Needs of Communities

Monday, April 14th, 2008

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is funding a $2.3 million study to see if citizens and communities are getting the information they need to participate in a robust democracy. The study is being compared to the Hutchins and Kerner commission reports.
This from a Knight press release:
The John S. and James L. Knight [...]