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    Eric Newton, Knight Foundation’s senior adviser to the president, addressed Dutch educators on Nov. 20 at a conference on the teaching hospital model of journalism education. Above is the video. Below is an edited, updated and slightly longer version of the talk. Thanks to editor-in-chief Bart Brouwers from dichtbij.nl and René van Zanten and Rick van Dijk […]

    Article · November 22, 2013 by

  • Journalism

    Photo credit: Flickr user Rob Jewitt. In 2011, the Federal Communications Commission released the biggest national look at media policy in a generation. “Information Needs of Communities,” based on the Knight Commission of the same name, declared a crisis in local accountability journalism. Part of the remedy, lead author Steve Waldman wrote, was for philanthropists […]

    Article · November 12, 2013 by

  • Journalism

    Today, Knight Foundation launched a new digital book and teaching tool, Searchlights and Sunglasses. Here author Eric Newton kicks off a series on how students, educators and professional journalists can use the book. We hope our newly launched Searchlights and Sunglasses demonstrates the power of digital books and teaching tools not just to teachers but to students, professors, […]

    Article · October 17, 2013 by

  • Journalism

    The following blog post written by Eric Newton, senior adviser to the President at Knight Foundation, is cross-posted from the Columbia Journalism Review’s website. Above: Security, Freedom, and Privacy in the Digital Age from the Newseum on YouTube. When a Senate committee this month approved the “Free Flow of Information Act of 2013,” applause was heard from […]

    Article · September 24, 2013 by

  • Journalism

    Above: Security, Freedom and Privacy in the Digital Age, via YouTube The digital age has brought America more information than any nation has had, ever. Big data helps us spot threats early, be they flu epidemics or terrorist attacks. But the more we know, the more questions we seem to have. To reap the benefits of […]

    Article · September 17, 2013 by

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    Photo credit: Flickr user Thomas Brevik The Federal Communications Commission asked for public comment by Monday on its plans to streamline and increase the E-rate program for libraries and schools. Knight Foundation is helping libraries in 27 cities become digital community centers, and the Knight School at Queens University has a goal of raising the digital […]

    Article · September 13, 2013 by

  • Journalism

    The digital age is turning journalism upside down and inside out, but it hasn’t done the same to journalism education. Most digitally savvy educators agree the tsunami of disruption that has walloped the news community is now bearing down on education. Institutions that don’t face reality risk being washed away. Changing from top to bottom […]

    Article · August 9, 2013 by

  • Journalism

    An appreciation of Haynes Johnson by Eric Newton, Knight Foundation’s senior adviser to the president. Johnson, a legendary political reporter who spent the past 15 years of his long career as the Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism at the University of Maryland, died Friday, May 24, 2013. Haynes was not just the best of the old school […]

    Article · May 24, 2013 by

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    The following speech was given by Eric Newton, senior adviser to the President at Knight Foundation, at Queens University’s 2013 Hayworth College and Graduate school commencement.   “A Noble Life in the Digital Age” from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. Greetings, educators, students, friends, relatives and especially the Class of 2013! Queens University encourages you to lead noble lives. Tonight we will […]

    Article · May 4, 2013 by

  • Journalism

    Support Reporting from Steven Waldman on Vimeo. Journalism does not need to be saved so much as it needs to be created. What did the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities mean when it said that? It’s all about building new and better news systems, which I talked about in Chicago on Monday […]

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