Posted by Chris Barr and Nina Zenni
The next Knight News Challenge will open for ideas on Sept. 8 with this question:
How might we make data work for individuals and communities?
In an increasingly data-rich world, we have ...
Sept. 24, 2014, 2:21 p.m., Posted by Eric Newton
This week at the Online News Association convention in Chicago, we’ll do a “lighting round” on our update of Searchlights and Sunglasses, the free digital learning resource Knight Foundation offered up last year to journalism education.
"Searchlights and Sunglasses"
by Eric Newton
"Meet Knight Foundation at the ONA journalism conference" by Marie Gilot on Knight Blog (09/24)
Did we just say the first edition launched last year? That seems like a lifetime ago -- maybe because, in iPhone years, it is. If anything, the accelerating pace of change reinforces the Searchlights and Sunglasses message: We in journalism and journalism education still aren’t changing fast enough.
That said, we see hopeful signs of change – “green shoots,” we are calling them. They take the form of new classes, projects, tracks and degrees. Indicators of hope include the number of members in Online News Association’s Facebook educator’s group, which has almost doubled to more than 700. Even better, some 125 journalism schools – roughly a quarter of all schools and programs in the U.S. -- applied for the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education.
In the update we’ve added a many new links and lessons, everything from Weird Al’s Word Crimes video to a better explanation of the “teaching hospital” form of journalism education. I won’t list them here because, frankly, I’d rather you to join the 20,000 people who have already taken a look at the resource.
Sept. 24, 2014, 10:29 a.m., Posted by Carol Coletta
It seems that every city has its own version of pop-up parks, parklets, better blocks and other temporary design interventions intended to add life and fun to city streets.
Cathy Ho curated a celebration of these clever urban actions in a major exhibition, “Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good.” It first appeared as the official U.S. presentation at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2012, and it continues to tour the U.S., first in Chicago and most recently in New York.
Sept. 24, 2014, 10:13 a.m., Posted by ylatimore
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