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Archive for January, 2009

21 Communities to Share Knight Challenge’s $5 million

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is providing 21 communities with $5 million in total funding “to help community foundations support creative ways to use new media and technology to keep communities engaged.”
Here is the information from a Knight Press Release:
Twenty-one innovative ideas that will help residents lead informed lives have received [...]

GlobalPost Launches; Want Global News? Then Pay Up

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

The word is out information freeloaders, if you want journalism, you better get used to paying for it.  Yesterday I posted David Carr’s words on paying for journalism. Here is more from Philip S. Balboni, who just launched GlobalPost with 65 correspondents in 45 countries, plus a staff of 15 at its Boston headquarters.
“High-quality [...]

MPR Gets $2.95 Million Grant for Public Insight Journalism

Monday, January 12th, 2009

American Public Media which grew out of the Minnesota Public Radio juggernaut has had a very good day today. This from the Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal:
American Public Media announced Monday it has received a three-year, $2.95 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The grant will support St. Paul-based American Public Media’s [...]

David Carr: Saving Journalism Means People Must Pay

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Two years ago I was one of the few voices saying that if we wanted high quality ethically sound journalism, we would have to pay for it. I said advertising would totally decouple from the news. Lucky for me, Ruth Ann Harnisch of the Harnisch Foundation heard my voice and fully agreed and started pushing [...]

SoCon09 Conference: Register Now, Don’t Get Shut Out

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Just a reminder that registration is open for SoCon09, the Southeast’s biggest Social Media, Social Networking (un) conference hosted by Kennesaw State University, Feb. 6-7, 2009.
Registrations are on track to match or exceed last year’s SoCon08 and also SoCon07, which means we will close registrations at 160 for Friday night’s Big Eating, Big Thinking [...]