We aim to speed the news community’s digital transformation by working with both current and future journalists.
The 2007 Knight-funded study, "News, Improved: How America's Newsrooms are Learning to Change,” showed that 3 in 10 news organizations are increasing training. Digital media and management training are high on the list of priorities. Playing a leading role: the Knight Digital Media Center, a partnership between the University of Southern California and the University of California, Berkeley. The center provides journalists with multimedia storytelling training; editors and reporters with special technology training; a portal web site with distance learning; leadership seminars for editors and online managers from leading news organizations to help them transform their newsrooms; seminars for portal editors and online journalists; and workshops for news leaders on how to manage multimedia multiculturalism.
The center also will do on-site transformation workshops at news organizations. This includes helping NPR retrain its workforce as the non-commercial news organization increases its expansion into digital news.
Other Knight training partners include:
- The Poynter Institute for Media Studies: News University (www.newsu.org), an e-learning site for journalists with more than 60,000 registered users.
- Committee of Concerned Journalists (CCJ): Standard-setting seminars are offered in newsrooms nationwide. www.concernedjournalists.org
- Columbia University: Knight Case Studies Initiative to create innovative teaching modules that demonstrate newsroom decision-making. www.journalism.columbia.edu
- Yale University: Knight Law and Media Scholars program trains the next generation's leading legal journalists and media lawyers. www.law.yale.edu/news/5110.htm
- Challenge Fund for Journalism: Trains journalism leaders and strengthens their nonprofit professional groups. A partnership with Ford Foundation, Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation and McCormick Tribune Foundation. TCC Group manages the Challenge Fund and provides technical assistance to the grantees. www.tccgrp.com
- Knight Digital Media Center at the USC Annenberg School for Communications and University of California-Berkeley. www.knightdigitalmediacenter.org
- University of Texas-Austin's Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. http://knightcenter.utexas.edu
- University of Miami's Knight Center for International Media. http://knight.miami.edu
- University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. www.knightcenter.umd.edu.
- Michigan State's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism. http://ej.msu.edu
- University of Missouri's Knight Center in Editing Excellence. http://journalism.missouri.edu/news/2006/09-06-knight-center.html
Year-long fellowship programs:
- Stanford University's John S. Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists. http://knight.stanford.edu
- Harvard University's Latin Nieman Fellowships. http://www.nieman.harvard.edu
- University of Michigan's Knight-Wallace Fellows. http://www.mjfellows.org
- MIT's Knight Science Journalism Fellowships. http://web.mit.edu/knight-science
- Columbia University's Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program in Economics and Business Journalism. http://www.journalism.columbia.edu
- Knight International Journalism Fellowships program at the International Center for Journalists. http://www.knight.icfj.org.