Knight Blog

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

Finding my people, new tools for journalism at Mozilla Fest

Nov. 22, 2011, 8:54 a.m., Posted by Jon Vidar

Jon Vidar, a 2011 Knight News Challenge winner, photojournalist and digital strategist, covered the Mozilla Festival earlier this month for KnightBlog. Here, he reflects on the state of media innovation and what he learned at the gathering in London.

The last two years have been a blur. The organization I lead, The Tiziano Project, has gone from a team of scrappy volunteers wanting to build something because we thought it would be cool, to an organization that is not just competing with, but actually beating the likes of CNN and NPR for awards.

A first look at the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance

Nov. 21, 2011, 5:41 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad Schimel

The following is crossposted from KnightArts' blog:

Charlotte’s arts journalism takes a leap forward this month as the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance launches. Funded by a $100,000 Community Arts Journalism Challenge grant awarded by Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance is a partnership between the Charlotte Observer, public radio station WFAE, television station WCNCUNC and



Why Change By Us is perfect for Philadelphia

Nov. 21, 2011, 2 p.m., Posted by Donna Frisby-Greenwood

Today, Knight Foundation and partners announced the launch of Change By Us Philadelphia, a site that provides residents a way to take an active role in improving their city.

Change By Us allows residents to share ideas for making their city better and helps to turn those ideas into projects that have real impact. The site provides a platform to share ideas, join or create projects, build teams and find resources to help projects succeed. The following is an adapted version of remarks Donna Frisby-Greenwood, program director/Philadelphia at Knight Foundation, made at today’s announcement.

Change By Us is perfect for Philadelphia in so many ways.  As Mayor Nutter said, Philadelphia is the original U.S. city of innovation and invention. We are also a city of many neighborhoods, with people eager to express their opinions and roll up their sleeves to build a better Philadelphia.