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Latino Public Broadcasting Announces the Recipients of the 2011 Public Media Content Fund

[Source: Latino Public Broadcasting, December 9, 2011]
Awards Go to 16 Different Projects for Broadcast, New Media and Community Engagement

Skoll Foundation Announces 2012 Award Winners and Their "Citizen-Driven Change"

[Source: Skoll Foundation, by Sally Farhat Kassab, November 29, 2011]
Palo Alto, CA – The Skoll Foundation has announced the 2012 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship.   “Looking at our winners, we are humbled,” said Sally Osberg, President and CEO of the ...

MDF Winter Update: AT&T/T-Mobile, Net Neutrality, Protest & the Internet, the Local Community Radio Act, Media Consolidation, SOPA, and Privacy

[Source: Media Democracy Fund, by Helen Brunner, December 22, 2011]
As 2011 roars to a close, MDF wanted to take a few minutes to recount the incredible year it’s been.

Knight Foundation's Digital Revolution and Democracy Series

[Source: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, December 21, 2011]
The Knight Foundation's Digital Revolution and Democracy series offers inspiring videos that examine the fast-moving trends transforming our lives. From Arab Spring to the Digital Divide, from the ...

Public Media Innovation Boosted With Millions in Funding

[Source: Public Radio Exchange (PRX), December 8, 2011]
Public Radio Exchange (PRX) to launch Public Media Accelerator with $2.5 million investment from
Knight Foundation   CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A new effort will provide funding and expertise to ...

Question Bridge

[Source:, November 21, 2011]
Question Bridge: Black Males is an innovative transmedia art project that facilitates a dialogue between a critical mass of Black men from diverse and contending backgrounds; and creates a ...

Beyond the Digital Divide: How New Technologies Can Amplify Civic & Community Engagement

[Source: ZeroDivide, November 8, 2011]
ZeroDivide is pleased to partner with the National Civic Review on this 100th Anniversary issue of the journal, "Beyond the Digital Divide: How New Technologies Can Amplify Civic Engagement and ...

Funding for City Youth to Geek Out Anytime, Anywhere

[Source: The New York Community Trust, November 3, 2011]
$590,000 for 12 Groups that Help Kids Connect and Learn through Digital Media   They’re always on their cells or tapping away on laptops and tablets. They create and plan their social lives ...

Knight Foundation Adds Media Technology Leaders to Its Board

[Source: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, October 25, 2011]
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito and Harvard’s John Palfrey join Knight’s board

At Popcorn Hackathon, Coders Team With Filmmakers to Supercharge Web Video

[Source: Wired, by Angela Watercutter, October 20, 2011]
SAN FRANCISCO — Filmmakers and coders hunkered down for two days of creative collaboration here during a first-of-its-kind hackathon that explored the future of web video — specifically ...