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    Spot.Us and Crowdfunding in the NYTimes

    The New York Times writes about Knight News Challenge (the ~$5 million yearly contest to fund innovative news delivery ideas) winner David Cohn’s Spot.Us project today: ‘Spot Us would give a new sense of editorial power to the public,’ said David Cohn, a 26-year-old Web journalist who received a $340,000, two-year grant from the Knight […]

    August 24, 2008
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    BareBones’ “Annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Spectacular” marks the turn of the seasons

    Photo from “Carry On!” 2013 by Farrington Starnes. Courtesy of BareBones Productions This weekend, BareBones Productions will open the first of five showings of “Metamorphosoup,” the 21st iteration of the performing arts nonprofit’s “Annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza.”  Billed as a “community-created spectacle” the all-ages production is as much a ritual pageant marking the waning […]

    October 22, 2014
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    Major internet companies as news editors

    Major internet companies such as Google®, Yahoo® and Facebook® have millions of users who visit their websites or apps frequently to find information or connect with others. In addition to those basic tasks that popularized the sites, they now provide news to their users, typically by linking to news articles reported by outside news organizations. […]

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    Tech rock stars in the making

    Knight Foundation supports the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to use technology to prepare students from low-income communities for today’s tech landscape. Below, Alice Horn, executive director of NFTE South Florida, writes about a national initiative to teach teens to code. “Great coders ARE today’s rock stars” -Will.i.am Many students’ only aspiration for success before […]

    December 19, 2013
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    New events combine Miami’s love for sports with technology

    The newest events on the Miami tech scene, Tech Weekend @ The Dolphins and Tech Networking @ The Dolphins combine South Florida’s passion for sports with its rapidly growing tech scene. These sports-themed gatherings allow local software and IT enthusiasts access to insights from Dolphins IT staff and Sun Life Stadium facilities to learn, network […]

    October 21, 2014
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    Screening series helps filmmaking flourish in South Florida

    Photo courtesy of Filmgate Interactive. When it comes to horror films, I’m a hater. The flincher. The guy who screams, grabs the person next to him and closes his eyes when the blood starts to flow and all hell breaks loose. Yet despite my trepidation (or irrational fear), I’m going to go, eyes wide open, […]

    September 16, 2015
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    Todd Cunningham: Investing in media measurement has power to be transformative

    In April, the University of Southern California’s Norman Lear Center announced the launch of a groundbreaking project to discover better ways to understand how media influences people. Supported by $3.35 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Knight Foundation, the Media Impact Project welcomed its first director this week. As the lead, Todd […]

    October 11, 2013
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    New Knight International Fellowships will advance media innovation worldwide

    WASHINGTON—From digitally mapping Amazon deforestation to launching a news innovation challenge in Africa, innovative work by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will be supported by a new $3.15 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The support for ICFJ’s Knight International Journalism Fellowships seeks to spur a global culture of […]

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    Internews Network, Panos London and ICFJ Launch Partnership

    Internews Network, Panos Institute London and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) have launched the pilot phase of the Health Journalism Partnership (HJP), to build better health journalism in countries with the most acute public health crises.  The Health Journalism Partnership will raise awareness of the capacity development needs of journalists to report accurately and […]

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    NPR One, now available at your preferred app store

    This article is cross-posted with permission from NPR.org/blogs. NPR One is our new digital listening app that blends NPR and Member Station news reporting into a rich, localized, on-demand experience. We have been working on this new audio news app for iOS and Android for some time, and now it’s your turn to download it […]

    July 28, 2014