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Archive for July, 2006

Knight-Batten Awards Finalists for Innovative Journalism

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Knight Batten Award Finalists for Innovations in Journalism named, the big $10,000 winner will be made public in September. The seven finalists are: – A clearinghouse for health news launched by a University of Minnesota professor to help journalists write accurate medical reports and help consumers find useful health news. A team of 20 professional [...]

Rosen Reveals New Open Source Journalism Plan

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Jay Rosen at PressThink today released NewAssignment.Net, a new idea for delivering quality journalism in an open source environment. It’s just an idea now, with Rosen writing:

Alright, what is it?: In simplest terms, a way to fund high-quality, original reporting, in any medium, through donations to a non-profit called NewAssignment.Net….(It’s) networked journalism, as Jeff Jarvis [...]

Knight to Give Away Millions for News, Cyberspace Projects

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Here is important news shared at the Media Giraffe Project conference held while I was away in India:
Knight Foundation plans multi-million effort to seed innovation in web-based local news;
Here is more:

Since we’re talking about money, I’m Gary Kebbel from the Knight Foundation and I wanted to mention a lot of money that we’re going to [...]

The Who, When, Whys of the Blogosphere

Monday, July 24th, 2006

While I was away in India, the Pew Internet & American Life Project released its survey of bloggers entitled: Bloggers: A portrait of the internet’s new storytellers.
Of course, it is old news now, but I use this blog as a public file cabinet. In other words, I like to store links here to important developments [...]

Jarvis Discusses Changing Public Media Worldwide

Monday, July 24th, 2006

Jeff Jarvis at BuzzMachine has an excellent roundup of how public media around the world are facing the changes that the Digital Age is causing.
He discusses, among other things , NPR’s recently released A Blueprint for Growth: Moving from Current Realities to New Realities.

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