Skip to primary content

Archive for the ‘digital media’ Category

From the Ashes Little Journalism Projects Grow

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

I was at the Poynter Institute last week for a conference on “Who Will Pay for the News?“. I loved all the little projects starting everywhere, including my Rep J concept. Today the New York Times reinforces that idea with a story about small watchdog start-ups. Alliances are being formed. Positive change, my friends, [...]

They Blog for Journalism Change — and It Pays Off

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

So you want to blog, great. Now learn how it can pay off even without a massive audience.  How do I know? Because the, which blogs about the niche citizen and public journalism movements is a great example. Listen to me Leonard Witt, Mindy McAdams, Jeff Jarvis and Jay Rosen (alas the tape ran [...]

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 [...]

Tow Foundation to Give Millions to CUNY, Columbia

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

This from Crain’s New York
The Tow Foundation will give $3 million to the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism and $5 million to the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism are expected to announce [...]