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Archive for August, 2010

Knight invests $2.23 million in technology, community initiative

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

The Knight Foundation announced today it is investing more than $2 million in five projects that “use the latest digital tools to help people connect for the greater good.” The funding is provided via its Knight Technology for Engagement Initiative . Plus there will be more future funding available.
The Knight press release says:
Knight Foundation [...]

Witt: Tweet, blog, link your way to a new job

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Sunday job section ran an interview with me about how to find a job using social media. The article: Social media a path to job opportunity: Tweet, blog and link-in to a career is now online.
As mentioned in the article our marketing expert Carole Arnold produced an excellent slide share presentation [...]

J-lab tracks $164 million in nonprofit newsite grants since 2005

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

The Knight Citizen News Network reports:
From 2005 to today, J-Lab has tracked $164,455,589 million in grants awarded to at least 137 news projects in 20 states and the District of Columbia…funding [is] only for news and information projects. It does not include funding for public broadcasting programs, for the underwriting of documentaries, for journalism [...]

One man ready to take on in his own backyard

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Yesterday, I posted that was coming to the Atlanta metro area and ready to hire dozens of editor/reporters, including one for Paulding County, the home of run by Pat Hughes. Today I emailed Pat and asked how it might affect his operation. He responded with a vengeance in the comment section of yesterday’s [...]

Free legal help available for online journalism start-ups and media creators

Friday, August 20th, 2010

If you have been following this site, you probably know that on September 25 our Center for Sustainable Journalism is hosting the Media Law in the Digital Age workshop with the Harvard University Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. It is happening right here on the campus of Kennesaw State University and is [...]