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Renaissance Journalism Center Launches New Media ToolKit

[Source: Renaissance Journalism Center, April 21, 2011]
An online resource on digital media for the ethnic/community media and nonprofits

Good Pitch NY 2011 Project Lineup Announced

[Source:, April 4, 2011]
Good Pitch NY 2011 will take place at the Ford Foundation on Friday, May 20th, 2011 The Good Pitch is an invitation-only event, starting with an intensive two-day campaign development workshop for ...

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Monitor Institute present "Connected Citizens: The Power, Peril and Potential of Networks"

[Source: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Monitor Institute, by Diane Scearce, April 5, 2011]
Ten years ago, a tiny web site asked people to volunteer to write their own encyclopedia. Today, Wikipedia is the most widely used reference work in the world. Rapid advances in digital media and ...

Benton Foundation Welcomes Jim Kohlenberger to Board of Directors

[Source: Benton Foundation, March 31, 2011]
The Benton Foundation is honored to announce that former White House staffer Jim Kohlenberger has agreed to join their Board of Directors. Most recently, Kohlenberger served as Chief of Staff of ...

New Survey of Tech-Related Grantmaking Finds High Interest, Modest Investment and Highlights Future Directions

[Source: ZeroDivide, March 31, 2011]
From July to November 2010, ZeroDivide interviewed 41 funders and 13 nonprofit intermediaries to identify recommendations for increasing the quality and quantity of investment in nonprofits’ use ...

Top Journalism Exec Eric Newton Promoted to New Post: Senior Adviser to the President at Knight Foundation

[Source: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, March 9, 2011]
Miami (March 9, 2011) – Journalism program Vice President Eric Newton has been promoted to the new post of senior adviser to the president at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In his new ...

Documentary Offers Compelling, First-Person Lessons in Russian History

[Source: Ford Foundation, March 29, 2011]
My Perestroika, Robin Hessman’s Ford-funded documentary about the last generation of Muscovites to reach adulthood before the collapse of the Soviet Union, has premiered to excellent reviews. The ...

Benton Foundation Opposes Proposed AT&T Acquisition of T-Mobile USA

[Source: Benton Foundation, March 30, 2011]
The following statement can be attributed to Benton Foundation Chairman and CEO Charles Benton:After a review of the purported benefits and early analysis of the proposed acquisition of T-Mobile ...

Eight ITVS Films on the Upcoming Season of P.O.V.

[Source: ITVS Beyond the Box, March 28, 2011]
The PBS documentary series premieres its 24th season on June 21The award-winning PBS documentary series P.O.V. just announced its 24th season with a terrific slate of documentaries for the summer. ...

Follow-Up Resources from NTEN Funder Brunch: Amplifying Impact via Media and Tech-Related Grantmaking

Resources | Upcoming Funder ActivitiesZeroDivide full report release, 3/28; Webinar for funders, 4/5 at 2 p.m. EDTOn Monday, 3/28, ZeroDivide will release the full report version of the survey of ...