KnightBlog

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

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    Engaged Communities

    Una encuesta de Miami-Dade muestra un apoyo abrumador para una solución que conserva los fondos de las bibliotecas del condado

    July 10, 2014, 2:59 p.m., Posted by Knight Foundation

    Algunas veces cuando investigamos la opinión publica hacia las bibliotecas, es importante prestar atención a los detalles finos. La necesidad de concentrar en detalles pertinentes fue claro según un estudio de los probables votantes de Miami-Dade encargado por la Cámara de Comercio de Miami-Dade y hecho con el apoyo del John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Ese estudio mostro que 80% oponen recortes al presupuesto de bibliotecas, y 13% lo apoyan.

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    Arts

    July classes at the Light Factory

    July 10, 2014, 10:14 a.m., Posted by kbalcerek

    The Light Factory. Looking to improve your photography skills this summer? Look no further than The Light Factory’s summer program, which includes classes for youth and adult workshops. With classes ranging from Creative Selfies to Gimmicks & Gizmos for Lighting there is sure to be something...

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    Journalism

    What does a post-broadcast world mean for public media?

    July 10, 2014, 10 a.m., Posted by Marie Gilot

    Channel X from Public Media Co.

    Above: Channel X, a project of Public Media Company, will be funded by Knight.

    The era of the couch potato is fading fast. Even after a long day’s work, many of us would much rather take out our smartphones, tablets and laptops and hang out with friends on Facebook, listen to a podcast while cooking dinner and watch short videos on YouTube rather than veg out in front of the TV.

    The broadcast model, where TV and radio showed and told and passive viewers watched and listened, is no more. Today’s news consumers want to be part of the conversation and the conversation is taking place online. Thanks to the Internet, we live in a post-broadcast world and it is disrupting TV and radio, slower than what has happened with newspapers but just as surely.

    Take TV, for instance. As viewers have switched to digital content and taken advertisers with them, the average revenue for news-producing stations declined by more than a third in the past five years. The average story length has diminished significantly and local newscasts are doubling down on sports, traffic and weather, according to the Pew Research Center.

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