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    News 21 innovations

    From Eric Newton, VP/Journalism, Knight Foundation: What’s cool about News 21 — the investigative reporting project now in its fourth year at’top U.S. journalism schools — is not just that the students are producing Changing America stories worthy of being used by the nation’s largest newspaper group.’ It’s that they are also inventing new digital […]

    October 20, 2009
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    My News21 experience

    Photo: Hundreds of thousands of voters took part in the June 5, 2012, Gov. Scott Walker recall election in Wisconsin. Many of them, including these voters at Rufus King High School in north Milwaukee, faced long lines. Photo by AJ Vicens/News21 Related “Milwaukee Electon Observers earn mixed reviews” by AJ Vicens on “Who Can Vote?”, a […]

    August 20, 2012
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    News21 investigation front-page news in Arizona

    Arizona Republic picks up major’News21 transportation safety story over the weekend, starting it on’the front page, with two full pages of coverage inside the newspaper.’ Chilling story of a tour bus operator’who avoids fallout from a’crash that killed passengers and’failed inspections’by’”reincarnating”‘under different company names and continuing to’obtain federal permits to operate. News21, a national university […]

    March 30, 2011
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    A look behind the scenes at News21

    This month’s Carnegie Reporter magazine contains an in-depth feature about the News21 Initiative, a Knight-Carnegie collaboration we’ve written about before. From the story: From the start, the News21 fellows have faced two daunting challenges: to come up with stories of national importance and to tell them in ways that break the mold of traditional news […]

    November 19, 2009
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    News21: What are the graduates up to?

    The results are in. News21 has released the alumni report update for its 2009 fellows. Of the 94 fellows that completed the program, 52 (55.3 percent) are working full time.’ This includes three freelancers/independent journalists who report full-time work. Of the 52 full-time workers, 87 percent report working for media companies or in communications jobs. […]

    February 19, 2010
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    News 21 Announces New Website and Contest

    News 21, a collaborative effort among over 90 journalism fellows from 12 top journalism schools, has launched its new web site. Another project of News 21 is Syracuse University‘s video journalism contest for teens called “The Young and the Wireless.” Contestants must create a “webisode” in the style of a soap opera. ‘ News 21 […]

    June 3, 2009
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    @KnightFdn news for 10/21/2011

    Hello, welcome to @KnightFdn, Knight Foundation’s new way of bringing you brief updates about our efforts to foster informed & engaged communities.   – @FCC, @knightfdn and other philanthropy and business leaders launch national effort to ensure greater Internet adoption for more Americans #video  – University Park Alliance partners with real estate developer to bring new […]

    October 22, 2011
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    News21 stories distributed on Gannett’s wire service

    I’ve written before about News21, the Knight-funded initiative pulling together students from university newsrooms all across the country to produce innovative multimedia journalism. The project was intended partly to produce work that can be syndicated in other newsrooms, and it is. In fact, it’s being syndicated to affiliates of one of the largest media organizations […]

    October 12, 2009
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    USAToday features News21 project on Web site

    Four journalists from the University of Maryland completed a month long study of racial and ethnic trends. The study was done by interviewing multiracial Americans who shared stories on what it means to identify as a mixed race in America. These four reporters were part of News21, a national journalism program funded by the Knight […]

    April 6, 2010
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    News21 student wins RFK Journalism Award

    Congratulations to David Kempa, a Carnegie-Knight News21 reporter from Arizona State University who won a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in the college print category. Kempa’s story ‘Crossing Lines,’ illustrates one man’s goal to help impoverished Mexican farmers. This is the second consecutive year a student at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism wins the […]

    April 28, 2010
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    How News21 prepares the next generation of investigative journalists

    News21 student journalist Tarryn Mento See related article in Nieman Journalism Lab by Eric Newton, Senior Adviser to the President: ‘Journalism schools can be leaders in innovation and the news’ The current listeriosis outbreak linked to tainted cantaloupe is the worst foodborne illness outbreak since 1998 – linked to 21 deaths in 11 states and an additional […]

    October 14, 2011
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    News21: From successful experiment to field-wide initiative

    Today Knight Foundation and Carnegie Corporation are announcing new support for News21 and the Carnegie Knight Initiative for the Future of Journalism Education that will take the project from a successful experiment to a field-wide initiative which any journalism or mass communication program can nominate students. News21 — the name stands for 21st Century news […]

    June 16, 2011
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    Expanded News21 program to focus on voting rights this summer

    Each year, with support from Knight and its partners, students in the News21 program study a topic in-depth during the spring seminar and follow with a 10-week reporting fellowship. Here, Kristin Gilger, associate dean at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, writes about this year’s expanded program. Above: Leonard Downie Jr. […]

    May 11, 2012
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    Student-led News21 publishes comprehensive voting rights analysis

    Jason Randall, 26, places his mail-in ballot in a drop box outside the Lane County Elections Office in Eugene, Ore. Photo Credit: Michael Ciaglo/News21 A national, student-led investigative reporting project launched this week with an in depth look at voting rights across the country. Among its major findings: in-person voter impersonation on Election Day – […]

    August 13, 2012
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    News21 produces compelling journalism while preparing students for careers

    Veterans wait for disability checks as VA struggles to reduce backlog from News21 on Vimeo. Len Downie is the Weil Family Professor of Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and a vice president at large of The Washington Post. In a significant example of the continuing impact of the 2012 […]

    May 20, 2014