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Archive for September, 2007

Pew: Hobbyists Flock to Internet Sites

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

This from a Pew Internet & American Life Project survey report:  
 A telephone survey conducted in February-March 2007 found that fully 83% of online Americans say they have used the internet to seek information about their hobbies and 29% do so on a typical day. Looking for information about hobbies is among the most popular online [...]

$6 Million to Berkeley, USC, NPR for Digital News Support

Monday, September 17th, 2007

 Plenty happening on the Knight Foundation  funding of digital transformation, including this:
The foundation has awarded $2.8 million to the University of California, Berkeley to increase its multimedia workshops for journalists and $2.4 million to the University of Southern California to increase its leadership workshops and special topic seminars for journalists. An additional $1.5 million grant will help [...]

Survey: Youth, Parents Define News Similarly

Monday, September 17th, 2007

This directly from a full “Future of the First Amendment” follow-up survey, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation:  
More students are turning to the Internet to find their news. Their definition of news isn’t much different than that of their parents.
Currently, 25% of students say they get news and information “everyday” from online [...]

Columbia University: $75,000 to Write about Education

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Editor & Publisher reports on Columbia University fellowship to enable long-form education oriented writing projects:
The fellowship will enable education writers to spend a year at Columbia developing a long-form reporting project that advances the understanding of the American education system,” a release on the fellowship stated. “Three fellows will be selected for the program,
The fellowship [...]

How News Execs Can Run on Shakey Earth

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Here is some weekend reading: Running While the Earth Shakes, Creating an Innovation Strategy to Win in the Digital Age
A Study on Innovation in the News Media.
…this report is designed to help both new and old media companies identify and aggressively redefine business models, create dynamic processes, develop flexible organizations and inspire vital leadership to [...]