Posted by Marika Lynch
Above, Knight Arts Challenge Miami winner Ranjana Warier showcases Indian dance through the adaptation of Western fairytales.
Are you ready? Starting April 4, the Knight Arts Challenge will open for applications, offering a share of $8 million to the best ideas for the arts in Miami, Detroit, St. Paul and ...
Nov. 19, 2014, 11 a.m., Posted by Eric Newton
Way back in 1938, Agnes Wahl Nieman’s bequest launched a fellowship program at Harvard to “promote and elevate the standards of journalism.” Even then journalists wanted to know more, not just about the skills of our craft and the issues of our profession, but about the complexities of the topics we cover in trying to make sense of the world.
In the decades since, training has gone from an add-on frill to a survival skill. Journalists and newsrooms that can’t reinvent training in the digital age will face at best a bleak future.
Today, a Knight Foundation-funded report by the Poynter Institute looks at training in 31 newspaper newsrooms. The report -- “Constant Training: New Normal or Missed Opportunity?” – worries me.
Nov. 19, 2014, 10:29 a.m., Posted by Gregory Stepanich
Nov. 19, 2014, 10 a.m., Posted by Steve Outing
This post is one in a series on what four community and place-based foundations are learning by funding media projects that help to meet their local information needs. All are funded through the Knight Community Information Challenge.
The ideal of abundant local news, informed communities and an engaged citizenry may rest on some seriously overworked people — in newsrooms with trimmed staffs, and in startups that often struggle with finding sustainable business models.
That's the case in New Jersey, which continues to suffer from a shrinking of the number of working journalists, and thus less community coverage. In addition, the state's northern region often gets overshadowed by news from bordering major metro markets in Philadelphia and New York City, leaving Jersey residents short-changed.
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