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Archive for June, 2010

Knight News Challenge Grants Revisited in Report

Monday, June 28th, 2010

As someone who has gotten into the second round of the Knight News Challenge twice, I will be spending some time reading the Knight News Challenge: Casting the Net Wide for Innovation report released earlier this month. Who knows, maybe the third time will prove fruitful.

Livestreaming: Making the Market for Digital Information

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Right now the conference From Blueprint to Building: Making the Market for Digital Information is livestreaming from the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.
Here are the conference details and the livestream.

Mike Fancher: It Takes a Community to Reinvent Journalism

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Mike Fancher, former 20-year executive editor of the Seattle Times, is writing a Knight Commission white paper on local journalism, and he tells Leonard Witt in this Future of Journalism video interview:

Have the community at the center of everything you do…Bring people into your thought process. Get the benefit of finding out more [...]

Dig Baby Dig! Why We Need Mainstream Media

Monday, June 21st, 2010

If you have the time, and it will take some time, be sure to read Monday’s New York Times story: Regulators Failed to Address Risks in Oil Rig Fail-Safe Device . It is a fantastic piece of journalism. Nothing cute, just serious old-fashioned digging for the facts, and this story is loaded with facts [...]

Poynter Strategies for Successful News Media-University Partnerships

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Mallary Jean Tenore lists 5 Strategies for Successful News Organization-University Partnerships.
Of course, this plays right into our August 3, AEJMC preconvention conference: Journalism Schools as News Providers: Challenges and Opportunities . As you can see, via Tenore’s article, this is a hot topic and we will probably sell out at our 100 attendee limit. [...]