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Archive for May, 2008

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.

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 [...]

Journalism that Matters Conference at Yahoo!

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

I am at the Journalism that Matters NewsTool2008 unconference being held at Yahoo!, which is providing the space but it is an independent conference. It started on April 30 and now we are on day three. The connectivity here in Silcon Valley has not been, believe it or not, great. But to find out what [...]

Promo Shows Direction of CNN’s iReport

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

CNN’s iReport puts out a promotional video describing its citizens driven iReport. So if you want to participate look for something exploding or a steer licking its nose. Best part: Atlanta’s own citizen journalist Grayson Daughters gives the introduction.