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New Jersey-based News Coverage to Expand and Be Enhanced with New Funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Knight Foundation

[Source: Montclair State University, September 5, 2012]
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has been awarded a grant of $800,000 over two years as a part of the Knight Community Information Challenge. The grant supports Dodge and its two lead partners, ...

Experiments in Media Innovation: A Look at the 2009 Knight News Challenge Winners

[Source: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, by Michael Maness (Knight Foundation), Lucy Bernholz (managing director at Arabella Advisors) and Mayur Patel (Knight Foundation), September 6, 2012]
If the number one question for Knight Foundation is "how do I win the News Challenge," a close second is "how can I make my media innovation project successful."

Media Ideation Fellowships Launch

[Source: Media Ideation]
A talent & technology accelerator for tomorrow’s social entrepreneurs. Technology connects and mobilizes more communities for change than ever before. The potential for solutions to some ...

Journalism funders call for ‘Teaching Hospital’ model of education

[Source: Knight Foundation Blog, by Eric Newton, August 3, 2012]
Journalism and communications schools need to recreate themselves if they are to succeed in playing their vital role as news creators and innovators, a group of foundations said in an open letter ...

Sundance Institute Announces Spring 2012 Grant Recipients

[Source: Sundance Institute, July 10, 2012]
Sundance Institute yesterday announced the twenty-seven Documentary Film Program grant recipients for Spring 2012 (full press release is attached below). Selected feature-length documentary films ...

Six Media Innovation Ventures Awarded More than $1.37 Million as Winners of Knight News Challenge on Networks

[Source: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, June 18, 2012]
Funding will accelerate breakthrough projects that leverage existing networks to create new ways for informing and engaging communities   CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Ranging from an aggregator of mobile ...

Chicken & Egg Pictures 2012 Open Call

[Source: Chicken & Egg Pictures, June 13, 2012]
Chicken & Egg Pictures announces its ONLY open call in 2012. Deadline for entries is June 29th, 2012. Chicken & Egg Pictures is a hybrid film fund and nonprofit production company ...

Knight Foundation Grants $2 Million for Data Journalism Research

[Source: O'Reilly Radar, by Alex Howard, May 24, 2012]
Michael Maness on why data science research matters and how the Knight News Challenge is adapting.   Every day, the public hears more about technology and media entrepreneurs, from when they ...

Meet Sparkwise: A New Tool for Measuring Media Impact

[Source: Sparkwise, April 2, 2012]
The core of BAVC’s mission is about stories. We know stories – and the understanding and social actions that result from the sharing of them – change the world around us.

Community News and Info: Pew Research Expands on Knight Nonprofit News Report

[Source: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, by Elizabeth R. Miller, March 20, 2012]
The newly released 2012 State of the Media report provides an in-depth look at how community news sites are faring.
The report, released by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in ...