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Posts Tagged ‘Knight Mozilla News Technology Partnership’

5 Journalism Panels at SXSW Interactive 2012

SXSW Interactive 2012You may remember our post from back in August which featured fifteen journalism-related panels which were up for voting for inclusion into the 2012 SXSW schedule. Earlier this week, SXSW announced their 2012 schedule which includes over 5,000 events in the conference’s film, interactive and music tracks. Some events are still TBA, but the schedule will be updated the closer it moves to the conference’s opening date of March 9, 2012.

Here are just a few of the confirmed panels which should be of interest to journalists. This is a random sample of the entire schedule; you can search the full list of panels on the 2012 SXSW Schedule page.

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5 Innovative Journalism Proposals From #MozNewsLab’s Graduating Class

Knight-Mozilla News Tech Partnership aka MoJo

The Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership (also known as MoJo), recently completed their inaugural Knight-Mozilla Learning Lab on August 5, 2011. The 60+ participants each worked on a final project and submitted a short video pitch to describe how their project works. These end result is the production of a software product which could be integrated into a news organization.

Here are just a few of the proposals which I found to be particularly interesting. Phillip Smith, Mozilla’s News Innovation Specialist, has aggregated all the proposal videos into a series of three posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).
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Design the Next ‘Mind-blowing News App’

In just a few days, the third and final challenge in the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership will begin. The question calls for ideas that would develop a news app, using HTML5, to create a whole new user experience and work on multiple platforms. (Here’s the full challenge description.)

The Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership, known as MoJo for short, was announced in February and is a three-year collaboration between the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Mozilla Foundation. The goal of the partnership is for MoJo to find 15 news technology fellows to embed in leading news organizations like Boston.com and Al Jazeera. The fellows will be chosen by submitting ideas to the challenges. Read more