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Archive for the ‘Knight Foundation’ 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 [...]

Knight News Challenge Winners Announced

Friday, May 16th, 2008

David Cohn was one of the Knight Challenge winners for 2008, and the via Representative Journalism has been talking to Cohn about possibly setting up a funding mechanism for Rep J reporters in the future. Here is more about Cohn and all the other winners. Congratulations David and all others.

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 [...]

Be Ashoka Fellow to Change Journalism — $3 Million Funding

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

This from a press release at the We Media 2008 conference:  
 Three-Year Grant Offers a Chance for 30 Innovators Across the Globe
To Foster Social Change Through Journalism
MIAMI – As journalism reckons with an uncertain future, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced today a partnership with Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, the world’s largest [...]