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Immigrant Media Making, New Voices for Community Health

[Source: ZeroDivide, July 1, 2011]
A new report offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement.

IMLS Releases Grant Guidelines for Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums

[Source: Institute of Museum and Library Services, June 17, 2011]
Washington, DC — The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announces the availability of application guidelines for the “Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums” project, funded jointly ...

Games As Art

[Source: Euroslot, June 15, 2011]
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in Washington D.C., an independent federal agency supporting artists and arts organisations, has classified video games as an art form. In seeking grants, ...

AIR/ITVS Scan of Public Media Independent Journalists

[Source: Association of Independents in Radio, July 1, 2011]
The AIR/ITVS Scan of Independent Journalists is now available (see below). This benchmark analysis, funded by CPB and conducted by Market Trends Research, provides new insight into how independent ...

Philanthropy Takes Action to Help Meet Community Information Needs

[Source: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, June 15, 2011]
New metrics, study on tax law launched in wake of groundbreaking FCC report on local information needsJune 15, 2011 – Spurred by the release last week of the Federal Communications Commission’s ...

Announcing the 2011 Knight News Challenge Winners

[Source: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, by John S. Bracken, June 22, 2011]
I'm excited to tell you about the 16 projects Knight Foundation has selected as winners of the fifth Knight News Challenge. (The Center for Future Civic Media is streaming the ...

New Communications Network Report Analyzes State of Communications Practices in Foundations

[Source: The Communications Network, June 15, 2011]
Survey: 60% of foundation communicators say increasing digital communications is a high priority

Getting Started: Tips for Funders on Journalism and Media Grantmaking

[Source: Community Information Needs, June 2, 2011]
Five Things You Need to Know, Five Ways to Get Started Journalism and Media Grant Making: Five Things You Need to Know, Five Ways to Get Started from Knight Foundation on Vimeo.

NAPT to Collaborate with iMA and IBM for Social Media Innovations

[Source: Native American Public Telecommunications, by Jessica Kinser, May 10, 2011]
Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. (NAPT) has been selected by the Integrated Media Association (iMA) to be one of three public broadcasting entities to participate in an IBM social ...

Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program Goes to China

[Source: Sundance Institute, by Cara Mertes, April 19, 2011]
April 13-16, 2011, saw Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program lead the first ever Institute workshop for independent Chinese documentary filmmakers. Co-hosted with CNEX, a five-year-old ...