At Knight Foundation, we see digital storytelling as essential to engagement in the 21st century. Digital and mobile technologies are helping democratize storytelling, providing new platforms and new perspectives for journalism, community engagement and the arts. As platforms evolve, we are exploring the challenges in access, techniques and ethics for newsrooms and for residents in telling their stories in the digital age.
DIGITAL STORYTELLING IS INTERACTIVE
Journalism underwent a flurry of virtual reality content creation, production and distribution starting in the final months of 2015. INTERACTIVE LINK Viewing the Future? Virtual Reality in Journalism, report by Patrick Doyle, Mitch Gelman and Sam Gill on Medium.com, 3/13/2016 “Virtual Reality in journalism: New report provides an overview of a growing platform for […]
VIRTUAL REALITY FOR JOURNALISM
In 2015, Knight gathered journalists, technologists and educators to discuss virtual reality storytelling for journalism at SXSW.
DIGITAL STORYTELLING IS ABOUT MEETING AUDIENCES WHERE THEY ARE
The mobile disruption: New report provides insights into navigating the growing mobile news ecosystem
MIAMI – May 11, 2016 – A new report reveals a fundamental shift in the way people access news, with more people consuming news on mobile than ever before, and increasingly using social media and news applications as a pathway. With research commissioned from Nielsen and supported by the John S. and James L. Knight […]
DIGITAL STORYTELLING IS ABOUT MORE THAN JOURNALISM
VICE Media and Knight Foundation launch new $500,000 journalism innovation fund at CUNY to support innovative storytelling around the world
VICE co-founder Shane Smith accepts Knight Innovation Award, gives forward $25,000 to PAYK, Afghani investigative reporting organization, as part of award
Through efforts like the News Challenge and Prototype Fund, Knight has funded innovators in data, mobile tech, journalism and libraries that often address digital storytelling techniques.
Photo of Detroit by Flickr user Kevin Chang. John Bebow is president and CEO of The Center for Michigan, a nonprofit “think and do tank” which publishes Bridge, a thrice-weekly online news journal in Michigan. Below, he describes how the adversity of the Great Recession helped create the environment for five media properties to form […]
Vicki Krueger is director of interactive learning at The Poynter Institute, where she manages News University, an online journalism and media training program that launched in 2005 due to funding from Knight Foundation, which has provided substantial ongoing support. For a decade, journalists and the educators who teach aspiring ones have turned to Poynter’s News […]
Knight supports The Poynter Institute’s NewsU to enhance journalists’ digital skills. Here Vicki Krueger, its director of Interactive Learning, highlights some of its accomplishments. Above: Ellyn Angelotti, faculty, Digital Trends and Social Media; and Howard Finberg, director of Training Partnerships, Alliances and Founding Director of Poynter News University. Photo Credit: Jim Stem. With more than 275 training modules and users in more than […]