Tag: knight foundation

by Eric Newton

Our experimental project calling for faster innovation in journalism and journalism education, Searchlights and Sunglasses, is approaching its second birthday. So it’s just about time to destroy it. I know. That sounds ridiculous. Something does well, so you blow it up. Welcome to change in the digital age. Out with comfort; in with strange For […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. As investors circle, organized labor moves into digital media (Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal) 2. ProPublica expands news apps and networked reporting with new funding from Knight Foundation (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Ad blockers and the nuisance at the heart of the modern web (Farhad Manjoo / New York Times) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New media and old media are getting together because they need each other (Mathew Ingram / Fortune Magazine) 2. Knight-VICE Innovators Fund winner: In Africa, ‘We need our own BuzzFeed, our own Huffington Post…’ (Gurman Bhatia / Poynter) 3. New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Funny or Die learned to stop worrying and embrace platforms (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 2. The Pentagon’s dangerous views on the wartime press (via New York Times Editorial Board) 3. New journalism venture CALmatters will expand California political coverage with Knight support (via Knight Foundation) 4. Slant: A publishing platform built on pay-per-click […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Attempts to obscure data collection and preserve anonymity (Mary Madden & Lee Rainie / Pew Research) 2. Sunlight Foundation, Melody Kramer, and 20 other media/tech projects get Knight Prototype Funds (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. For mobile messaging, GIFs prove to be worth at least a thousand words (Mike Isaac / New York […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Remote-proctoring helps curb cheating in online classes (Joshua Lim / Center for Digital Education) 2. Knight Foundation’s Eric Newton headed for ASU (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. An increasingly popular job perk: online education (Mary Ellen McIntire / Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. Edtech conferences you need to know (Betsy Corcoran / EdSurge) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Internet whisperer Mary Meeker on the trends driving our virtual existence (Dan Terdiman / Fast Company) 2. BuzzFeed founder launches new lab for open-source invention (Jessi Hempel / Wired) 3. Re/code’s sale and life after advertising (Katie Benner / Bloomberg View) 4. Oxygen launches content hub, weekly Periscope stream (Karen Fratti / Lost Remote) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Knight Foundation’s Eric Newton headed for ASU (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. News as a design challenge: New ideas for news’ future from MIT (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Bureaucracy: Why won’t scholars break their paper chains? (Eliane Glaser / Times Higher Education) 4. Opinion: Why technology will never fix education (Kentaro Toyama […] more »

by Irving Washington

On Friday, the Online News Association awarded 11 projects from 13 universities $35,000 each to seed collaborative news experiments in their communities. The micro-grants are the second set from the competitive Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, which was created in 2014 to encourage journalism programs to experiment with new ways of providing news […] more »

by Jordon Brown

Although ISOJ kicked off in Austin on last Friday, it was preceded by an all-day workshop, Collab/Space Austin, with a focus on analytics, metrics and measuring impact. There were seven startups and innovation projects that presented how they are tackling media metrics, and the group helped them identify unique challenges. One of those presenters, Rodney […] more »