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Mozilla Introduces New Tool to Explore Issues of Online Privacy

[Source: Ford Foundation, February 28, 2012]
Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs has introduced a new Firefox add-on that will allow users to see how they’re being tracked online.

White Paper: Nonprofit/Commercial Media Partnerships Fill News Gap

[Source: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, March 6, 2012]
New research reveals media hybrids can enhance investigative reporting   A new report from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program (PDF) explores how

How and Why Community and Place-Based Foundations Are Becoming Players in the News and Information Field

[Source: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, by Mayur Patel, February 14, 2012]
  Community and place-based foundations are playing a growing role in addressing their community information needs. They see their funding of information and media as helping them make an impact ...

Amy Goodman to Moderate Oscar Special Story Leads to Action

[Source: Chicken & Egg Pictures, February 7, 2012]
Story Leads to Action A monthly series featuring Chicken & Egg/Working Films' filmmakers coming together with strategic advocates, educators and you, the audience, to brainstorm and "design" ...

Benton Applauds the Federal Communications Commission for Updates to the Lifeline Program

[Source: Benton Foundation, January 31, 2012]
On Tuesday, January 31, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced adopted rules to reform the Lifeline program.

Request for Native American Short Film Submissions

[Source: Native American Public Telecommunications, January 24, 2012]
The Futuro Media Group in conjunction with Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. (NAPT) is requesting short, independent film submissions to air as part of a PBS pilot called America by ...

MDF Update: Don't Mess with the Internet

[Source: Media Democracy Fund, by Helen Brunner, January 20, 2012]
This week we’ve had one of those rare and historic organizing successes that seem to happen spontaneously, but were the result of years of hard work.   As you’ve probably heard by now, two ...

National Contest Offers Community Foundations Matching Funds for Local News and Information Projects

[Source: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, January 18, 2012]
Knight Community Information Challenge is opportunity for local foundations to make an impact on important issues   Miami - The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is accepting applications ...

The New Mobile Giver and the Story Behind Millions in Donations by Text for Haiti

[Source: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Blog, by Lee Rainie, January 12, 2012]
A new kind of charitable giver is emerging in the mobile age.    A report underwritten by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has found that this donor is younger and more likely to be ...