Tag: innovation

by Kendra Benner

Take these three words: journalism, innovation, and education. Add them together. What do you get? Some people get a challenge. Innovating in journalism education isn’t easy. The media moves quickly. Traditionally, higher education does not. Some people get a question. There are innovative journalism educators out there. So, how do they do it? Finally, some […] more »

by Juan Manuel Casanueva

Implementing technology projects in newsrooms or media organizations that traditionally don’t have tech support can be quite a challenge. Here are five suggestions for those starting such a tech endeavor, based on my work with technologists and media organizations in Latin America. 1. Choose the right tech partner(s) First, it is important to note that […] more »

by Christopher Guess

Journalism has always been obsessed with perfection. The story will be dead to rights, if the copy desk uses a semi-colon instead of an em-dash. If a headline’s wrong, there will be hell to pay come the news meeting tomorrow morning. There is nothing wrong with this. In fact, it’s fantastic. Papers of record should, […] more »

by Charla Bear

After studying innovation in the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school), the Graduate School of Business, and Stanford’s School of Engineering, I’ve learned that one of the first things journalists need to be experimental is a reason to do so. That’s not as simple as it sounds given the demands of the job (deadlines, accuracy, […] more »

by Matt Carroll

The “Future of News” at the MIT Media Lab spoke recently to Jeff Jarvis, one of the top commentators on the world of journalism, about how the industry can transform itself by rethinking its core tenets: we are not in the content business, he argues, we are in the service business. Between 2007 and 2014, Jarvis was named […] more »

by Molly Horan

Thread at Yale was billed as a gathering for people interested in “storytelling in modern media.” Or, as the website explained: “It’s not a conference, and it’s not a workshop. It’s both. Maybe it’s neither.” Thread comes from the Yale Journalism Initiative, an ambitious program funded by Steven Brill in 2006 to try to encourage […] more »

by Matt MacVey

I started the year with a problem: small news organizations don’t have enough time to keep their digital publishing and ad sales practices up to date. This is how I started to develop a solution. January 2015 At the end of January 2015, I began the Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Journalism fellowship with the idea of working […] more »

by Josh Stearns

Andaiye Taylor is one of the most innovative and thoughtful journalism entrepreneurs I have ever met. Her local new site, Brick City Live, is just getting off the ground, but in the year that I have known her I’ve been constantly impressed by her creativity and sense of experimentation. Taylor, who has a master’s degree […] more »

by Meg Dalton

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently announced funding for 20 new projects through its Knight Prototype Fund, which helps media makers, technologists, and tinkerers alike take ideas from concept to demo. Innovators are given $35,000 grants–and six months–to research, test, and iterate before building out a complete project. Launched in 2012, the […] more »

by Meg Dalton

How do we engage Brazil’s emerging middle class? Can we leverage technology to empower women in newsrooms? What can we do to support the growing field of professional media freelancers? These are just a few of the questions the newest cohort of fellows hopes to address as part of Stanford University’s John S. Knight Journalism […] more »