Knight Blog

The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

More than 30 college news sites start experimenting with revenue generation models

Jan. 5, 2012, 8:54 a.m., Posted by Benoit Wirz and Amy Starlight Lawrence

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Only a few months after Knight announced it would offset the set-up costs for university publications to use the pay metering tool Press+, more than 30 school publications have signed up to try out the system.

Among these is The Statehouse File, a web-based publication covering Indiana state politics compiled by journalism students and staff at Franklin College. The Statehouse File can use the Press+ tool to require that readers not affiliated with the university pay for access to articles or request that they make donations. The Statehouse File plans to experiment with different levels of paid access to identify what makes the most sense, complementing its strategy of syndicating legislative coverage to other publications for a fee.

Reinforcing Miami’s position as a gateway to the coral reefs of the Caribbean

Dec. 30, 2011, 9:26 a.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller

Recently in Miami, thirty-one ideas were selected as winners of the 2011 Knight Arts Challenge.

Below, Colin Foord talks about how the teaming up of Coral Morphologic, one of the challenge winners, and the Miami Science Museum will build excitement for its arrival downtown at Museum Park by collaborating on a multimedia art-science project at Miami International Airport.

Bas Fisher invites artists to create tours that reflect their relationship with Miami

Dec. 28, 2011, 2:42 p.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller

Recently in Miami, thirty-one ideas were selected as winners of the 2011 Knight Arts Challenge.

Below, Naomi Fisher describes how Bas Fisher Invitational, a challenge winner, will offer a behind- the-scenes look at the city and its artistic offerings by expanding the popular, artist-led Weird Miami bus tours. The tours will introduce locals, as well as tourists, to lesser-known places and cultural projects.