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Archive for June, 2009

About $2 million Goes to Knight News Challenge 2009 Winners

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The Knight Foundation announced its nine winners for the 2009 Knight News Challenge. The total award for this year was about $2 million, which is substantially less than awards in years 2007 and 2008. Those two years had a combined total of about 40 awards as compared to this year’s nine.
The top money winner for [...]

Kennesaw State Golfer in the Open; Blogs about Experience

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

There is a nice little story unfolding from Kennesaw State University. Twenty-year-old Matt Nagy, a rising junior, was a second alternative for the regional U.S. Open qualifier here in Georgia. Being an alternative meant that for him to get a shot at the qualifier, someone had to be a no show and that, fortunately for [...]

Knight Invests $15 Million to Sustain Investigative Journalism

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

This from a Knight Foundation press release:
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced a $15 million initiative to help develop new economic models for investigative reporting on digital platforms.
Alas all but $3 million has already been granted.
The three newest grants were awarded to:

Center for Investigative Reporting ($1.32 million): to launch a new [...]

Conference: Reinvent Journalism, One Tweet at a Time

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

The Reinventing Journalism and Yourself: One Tweet, One Friend at a Time conference is now open for registration. This 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. networking thinkfest will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
The cost is just $40 for AEJMC members who are attending the AEJMC annual convention that week in [...]

Michael Kinsley Prefers Family Ownership Model, So Do I

Friday, June 5th, 2009

As an editor, Michael Kinsley has worked for news chains, families and nonprofits. He doesn’t think of much of the chains or nonprofit models. For me I worked for family owned papers most of my career including the Carroll County New Hampshire) Independent, the Portland (Maine) Press Herald, Fosters Daily Democrat in New Hampshire, the [...]