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Archive for December, 2008

Harnisch Foundation Gives Kennesaw State $250,000 for Journalism Concept

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

I am very pleased to announce that this morning the Harnisch Foundation provided a $250,000 gift to Kennesaw State University to help advance my Representative Journalism concept.
Bill and Ruth Ann Harnisch awarded the check in New York this morning. The university will be putting out a formal press release, but I don’t want to get [...]

Knight Injects $390,000 into Four Community News Sites

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

This from a Knight Foundation news release:
MIAMI – Four online community news sites will expand their local reporting staffs and bring their communities more content, with a combined $390,000 investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The grants aim to help the non-profit sites draw a larger audience by providing more local news, [...]

Representative Journalism Gets International Attention

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Spot.us and Representative Journalism received international attention today in ADN.es, a Spanish publication read widely in Spain. Plus there is a sidebar here.
I will try to get it translated soon.

Knight Foundation Backs Facebook Youth News Experiment

Monday, December 15th, 2008

This from a Knight Foundation news release:
University of Minnesota researcher Christine Greenhow and Seattle-based news aggregator News Cloud will test new ways to engage youth in news and information by launching two social media publications on the popular social networking site Facebook. The project is being made possible by a $249,529 grant from the John [...]

Open Letter to David Carr on Journalism Business Models

Monday, December 15th, 2008

An open letter to David Carr, media columnist for The New York Times:
David, you are a hell of a reporter and columnist, you are especially good at pointing out what’s wrong. From now on could you point out how to get things fixed? Focusing on Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich’s debacle, you write about the [...]

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