Amy Starlight Lawrence – Knight Foundation
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Amy Starlight Lawrence

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    Photo credit: Flickr user miamism. At Knight Foundation, I always looked for three elements when evaluating a project for funding: thought leadership, business skills and ability to execute. I am leaving Knight after three years, but I’m staying in Miami because it’s one of the most exciting projects of all, with all the elements for even […]

    Article · May 29, 2013 by

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    By Amy Schmitz Weiss and Amy Starlight Lawrence In 2011 journalism educators talked about using – on campus – some of the free, open-source software that was starting to be released from Knight’s News Challenge projects.  The idea was that the latest technology could be easily adopted in ways that would be useful at the […]

    Article · August 19, 2012 by

  • Journalism

    Funders working to safeguard human rights have a wealth of opportunity in new mobile media tools. They got a glimpse of several of them recently in New York at the Paley Center during the annual meeting of the International Human Rights Funders Group. Andrew Puddephatt, of Global Partners & Associates set the stage for why the digital age has made […]

    Article · July 23, 2012 by

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    The Center for International Media Assistance recently released the second edition of its Empowering Independent Media report. The report is one of the most comprehensive reviews of the media development field, covering developments like digital media and citizen journalism as well as business assessment including funding levels and sustainability issues. In essence, the report recommends the following on: ·      […]

    Article · May 7, 2012 by

  • Journalism

    A map showing 2012 World Press Freedom Day events around the world Freedom of expression advocates are gathering over the next few days to consider the state of media freedom and its future as part of the annual World Press Freedom Day. This year’s focus is on bringing new voices to the efforts around media freedom. […]

    Article · May 2, 2012 by

  • Journalism

    The International Symposium on Online Journalism is happening today and tomorrow at the University of Texas at Austin.   Hosted by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, it is a home for sharing and learning about what is working in online journalism. The program’s keynote was given by Richard Gingras (pictured left), head of news products at Google, who talked about the digital […]

    Article · April 21, 2012 by

  • Journalism

    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. […]

    Article · January 5, 2012 by

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    DOWNLOAD THE PDF “Social Media, the Classroom and the First Amendment” (PDF) The First Amendment in a Digital Age Social Media, the Classroom and the First Amendment, written by Melissa Wantz, and published by the First Amendment Center and Knight Foundation, takes a fresh look at how America’s schools can enhance learning through the use […]

    Article · December 11, 2011 by

  • Journalism

    Eric Newton at Arizona State University What does the future of news look like?  In a presentation to hundreds of students, professors and community participants last night in Phoenix, Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president at Knight Foundation, provided some insight. In “A history of the future of news: What 1767 tells us about […]

    Article · November 15, 2011 by

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    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 […]

    Article · June 16, 2011 by

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    By Amy Starlight Lawrence and Jon Sotsky The Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual Impunity Index today, which details the 13 most dangerous countries for journalists. The report highlights countries where journalists are murdered and their governments are unable or unwilling to bring the killers to justice.  The impunity rate calculated by CPJ is […]

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