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Morning Media Newsfeed: Muir, ABC Topple NBC Nightly News | AOL Replaces Harnevo - Posted October 8, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Muir, ABC Topple NBC Nightly News | AOL Replaces Harnevo - Posted October 8, 2014
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Knight Foundation Names VP of Journalism - Posted October 7, 2014
Jennifer Preston, The New York Times' first social media editor, has been tapped by the Knight Foundation to serve as its VP of journalism. Preston has been with the Times since 1995. She has served as a senior editor since May. Preston is also... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Knight Foundation Names VP of Journalism - Posted October 7, 2014
Jennifer Preston, The New York Times' first social media editor, has been tapped by the Knight Foundation to serve as its VP of journalism. Preston has been with the Times since 1995. She has served as a senior editor since May. Preston is also... [FishbowlNY]

3 Takeaways From the Knight News Challenge 'Lessons Learned' Report - Posted August 28, 2014
The Knight News Challenge released a report this week on "Lessons Learned," from past projects. The ... [TVSpy]

3 Takeaways From the Knight News Challenge 'Lessons Learned' Report - Posted August 28, 2014
The Knight News Challenge released a report this week on "Lessons Learned," from past projects. The ... [10,000 Words]

Knight Foundation Funds 3 Public Media Initiatives - Posted July 15, 2014
This week the Knight Foundation announced funding for three new public media projects. The projects, each receiving $250,000, are aimed at finding new revenue streams and ways to engage audiences with new types of content. The projects ... [TVSpy]

AP Finds Its Next East Coast Lifestyles & Entertainment Editor - Posted July 2, 2014
Shelley Acoca (pictured), most recently an editor for Fox News Magazine, has a killer new job. Starting in August, she will be AP's east coast lifestyles & entertainment editor. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

AP Finds Its Next East Coast Lifestyles & Entertainment Editor - Posted July 2, 2014
Shelley Acoca (pictured), most recently an editor for Fox News Magazine, has a killer new job. Starting in August, she will be AP's east coast lifestyles & entertainment editor. ... [FishbowlNY]

Knight News Challenge 2014 Winners Announced - Posted June 23, 2014
The ideal of the Internet is as a vehicle for free and open information exchange. While Net Neutrality is being debated, there are plenty of people still working to protect and promote the idea of a free and open Internet. To wit, the Knight, Ford and Mozilla Foundations ... [SocialTimes.com]

Knight News Challenge Winners Focus on Open, Available, and Secure Internet - Posted June 23, 2014
Today the winners of the first Knight News Challenge of 2014 were announced. This round, ... [10,000 Words]

Knight Foundation Grants $3.89M to Build Open Source Platform for Engaging with Readers - Posted June 20, 2014
Yesterday, the Knight-Mozilla Open News initiative announced that it will lead a collaboration among Mozilla, the New York Times, and the Washington Post to create a new platform. With $3.89 million in funding, they'll work together on a platform that will allow readers and users to upload pictures, videos... [TVSpy]

Culture and Political News -- With a Hardcover - Posted May 15, 2014
Danyel Wilson and Elliot Smith think, like most of us, that journalism as it's practiced today needs fixing. So they're focusing on the "soul" of our beloved craft and launching a magazine, in the form of a book. Yes, you read that correctly. If you want to see it to believe it,... [10,000 Words]

Save the Date: Social Media Summit in London - Posted May 9, 2014
Next Friday, BBC Academy's College of Journalism, the New York Times, and the Knight Foundation are holding the Social Media Summit 2014 in London. If you are already across the pond or just loaded enough to jet set, it's possible th... [10,000 Words]

Knight Foundation Helps Fund 17 Innovative Media Projects - Posted April 24, 2014
More media innovation is coming, in part thanks to the Knight Foundation (and of course, the great minds they help fund). The foundation recognizes that money and time are often obstacles to people who have big ideas about making media and journalism processes better, so they have chosen 17 inventive projects... [TVSpy]

Knight Foundation Helps Fund 17 Innovative Media Projects - Posted April 24, 2014
More media innovation is coming, in part thanks to the Knight Foundation (and of course, the great minds they help fund). The foundation recognizes that money and time are often obstacles to people who have big ideas about making media and journalism processes better, so they have chosen 17 inventive projects... [10,000 Words]

Arizona State Journalism Students Collaborate With Citizen Journalists - Posted March 25, 2014
Thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, students at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism now help comprise a new American Public Media Public Insight Network (PIN) hub. What does that mean, you ask? Basically, ASU J-schoolers ... [TVSpy]

Arizona State Journalism Students Collaborate With Citizen Journalists - Posted March 25, 2014
Thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, students at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism now help comprise a new American Public Media Public Insight Network (PIN) hub. What does that mean, you ask? Basically, ASU J-schoolers ... [10,000 Words]

Marlon Wayans Takes a Page from Ellen's Oscars Selfie Playbook - Posted March 24, 2014
On Friday, one-time Howard University student Marlon Wayans stopped by campus yet again, and this time took a moment to do his own version of Ellen's epic Oscars broadcast selfie. Wayans has been hitting various college campuses i... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Marlon Wayans Takes a Page from Ellen's Oscars Selfie Playbook - Posted March 24, 2014
On Friday, one-time Howard University student Marlon Wayans stopped by campus yet again, and this time took a moment to do his own version of Ellen's epic Oscars broadcast selfie. Wayans has been hitting various college campuses i... [FishbowlNY]

STUDY: Users Who Arrive At News Sites Via Facebook Spend Less Time, View Fewer Pages, Return Less Often - Posted March 13, 2014
Facebook's efforts to cozy up to media or... [AllFacebook]

MediaShift Launches EducationShift to Move Journalism Education Forward - Posted March 3, 2014
PBS MediaShift recently announced the launch of EducationShift, a revamped site to help bolster journalism education. Supported by both the Knight Foundation and the Scripps College of Communication, the re-tooled Education Shift si... [TVSpy]

MediaShift Launches EducationShift to Move Journalism Education Forward - Posted March 3, 2014
PBS MediaShift recently announced the launch of EducationShift, a revamped site to help bolster journalism education. Supported by both the Knight Foundation and the Scripps College of Communication, the re-tooled Education Shift si... [10,000 Words]

Ready to Change the Web? Applications for Knight News Challenge Open Today - Posted February 27, 2014
Do you have a good idea about how to protect the open web? Strengthen it? Improve on it? The Knight Foundation, in collaboration with the Ford Foundation and Mozilla, is offering $2.75 million in prizes to projects that speak to "strengthening the inte... [10,000 Words]

The (Digital) Radio Star Lives: PRX Launches Podcast Network for Story-Driven Journalism - Posted February 6, 2014
This week, PRX announced the launch of Radiotopia, a podast network for story-driven journalism, backed in part by a $200,000 grant from the Knight Foundation. ... [10,000 Words]

Knight Foundation's Prototype Fund Announces 24 New Projects - Posted January 24, 2014
[caption id="attachment_25554" align="alignright" width="259"] Photo courtesy of Knight Foundation[/caption] Earlier this week, the Knight Foundation announced funding for 24 new projects as part of its Prototype Fund. The fund allow... [10,000 Words]

Social Media Curation: !nstant Gets Funding from the Knight Foundation - Posted January 22, 2014
The Knight Foundation announced today that it would fund 24 new projects as part of its prototype fund. !nstant, a social curation tool, is one of the proj... [SocialTimes.com]

Solutions Journalism Network Wins Knight Foundation's News Challenge Grant - Posted January 14, 2014
The Knight Foundation announced the winners of their News Challenge this week at the Clinton Health Matters conference in La Quinta, California. Seven projects won a total of $2.2 million dollars to carry their project through and also receive "human cen... [TVSpy]

Solutions Journalism Network Wins Knight Foundation's News Challenge Grant - Posted January 14, 2014
The Knight Foundation announced the winners of their News Challenge this week at the Clinton Health Matters conference in La Quinta, California. Seven projects won a total of $2.2 million dollars to carry their project through and also receive "human cen... [10,000 Words]

Are You Ready to Pitch for ONA's Challenge Fund? - Posted December 5, 2013
Have you been wandering around your j-school campus, mulling over a good idea? It's time to get a team together -- applications opened this week for the Online News Association's Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism. ONA is rewarding ... [TVSpy]

Knight Foundation Report Looks at Sustainability of Non Profit News - Posted November 14, 2013
One of the Knight Foundation's latest reports is "Finding a Foothold," looking at 18 non-profit news organizations and how they remain sustainable. Some key takeaways from the report show that, luckily, there's not just one wa... [10,000 Words]

New Report Indicates Growth Of Philanthropy In The Media - Posted November 12, 2013
According to a new report out of the Knight Foundation, media-related grantmaking grew at almost four times the rate of domestic giving between 2009 and 2011, with 1.86 billion being awarded. The report, Growth in Foundation Su... [10,000 Words]

Some Findings About Twitter and the News, From Pew Research Center - Posted November 5, 2013
A couple of weeks ago we learned how Americans consume news on Facebook, and according to a ... [10,000 Words]

How Users Find, Share and React to News on Facebook - Posted October 25, 2013
The Pew Research Center has released a study, in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, on how Facebook users interact with news on the platform. The study found that while the majority of users still flock to the... [10,000 Words]

STUDY: Facebook Users Aren't Necessarily Looking For News, But They Find And Consume It - Posted October 24, 2013
The average Facebook user does not come to the social network in search of ... [AllFacebook]

New from The Knight Foundation: A Free J-School Self-Help Book - Posted October 17, 2013
Everything is in place to spread the word about today's launch of the HTML5 digital book Searchlights and Sunglasses: Field Notes from the Digital Age of Journalism. There's a namesake website; a Twitter hashtag (... [morningmedianewsfeed]

New from The Knight Foundation: A Free J-School Self-Help Book - Posted October 17, 2013
Everything is in place to spread the word about today's launch of the HTML5 digital book Searchlights and Sunglasses: Field Notes from the Digital Age of Journalism. There's a namesake website; a Twitter hashtag (... [FishbowlNY]

Matter Announces Second Class of Start Ups for Media Accelerator Program - Posted October 17, 2013
Matter, a start up accelerator, has announced seven start ups to take part in it's second class. Backed by PRX, The Knight Foundation and KQED, Matter calls it a class or a program, but it's more like media start up boot camp. The companies will all work toget... [10,000 Words]

Journalism and Open Data Wins: Knight Foundation Announces Community Information Challenge Projects - Posted September 19, 2013
The Knight Foundation annouced the winners of their Community Information Challenge, which will share a total $545,000 of matching funds. For the first time, according to the release, the challenge "prioritized awarding funds to Open Government projects" and those that focus on strengthening local journalism and those... [TVSpy]

Journalism and Open Data Wins: Knight Foundation Announces Community Information Challenge Projects - Posted September 19, 2013
The Knight Foundation annouced the winners of their Community Information Challenge, which will share a total $545,000 of matching funds. For the first time, according to the release, the challenge "prioritized awarding funds to Open Government projects" and those that focus on strengthening local journalism and those... [10,000 Words]

Former LA Times Tech Reporter Bets on Lighthaus - Posted August 28, 2013
David Sarno is ready to roll up his sleeves. Per a nifty item in Fast Company by ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Former LA Times Tech Reporter Bets on Lighthaus - Posted August 28, 2013
David Sarno is ready to roll up his sleeves. Per a nifty item in Fast Company by ... [FishbowlNY]

Philly Newsrooms Innovating with Project Liberty Digital Incubators - Posted August 16, 2013
The Knight Foundation does it again. This time in Philadephia, where they've granted $345,000 to the Project Liberty Digital Incubator, which puts startups in the Interstate General Media newsrooms -- The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com.... [TVSpy]

Knight News Challenge Winners Make Courts, Local Government More Accessible - Posted June 26, 2013
Anyone who's ever tried to follow a court case, interpret a legal document or even obtain one in some jurisdictions, knows how difficult it can sometimes be, even for the dogged journalist determined to see what's in those dockets. Those legalese-filled decisions and depositions are gold mines of inform... [10,000 Words]

Knight Foundation Funds Internet Archive to the Tune of $1M - Posted May 23, 2013
Roger Macdonald and Brewster Kahle of the Knight Foundation recently wrote, "We are seeing more and more public benefits arising from applying digital search and analysis to news from our... [semanticweb.com]

TV News Search and Borrow: Knight Foundation Funds Expansion of Internet Archive Service - Posted May 22, 2013
The Internet Archive announced this week that it received a $1 million donation from the Knight Foundation... [10,000 Words]

TV News Search and Borrow: Knight Foundation Funds Expansion of Internet Archive Service - Posted May 22, 2013
The Internet Archive announced this week that it received a $1 million donation from the Knight Foundation... [TVSpy]

Can Silicon Valley Beat Poverty With Crowdfunding? - Posted May 6, 2013
Benevolent, a crowdfunding site that helps economically needy individuals pay for one-time items they need to work, is expanding beyond a Chicago beta into several additional markets including Detroit and Silicon Valley. While Silicon Valley tech workers are well compensated, the tech industry has brought many transient workers to San Jose, where... [AllFacebook]

Can Silicon Valley Beat Poverty With Crowdfunding? - Posted May 6, 2013
Benevolent, a crowdfunding site that helps economically needy individuals pay for one-time items they need to work, is expanding beyond a Chicago beta into several additional markets including Detroit and Silicon Valley. While Silicon Valley tech workers are well compensated, the tech industry has brought many transient workers to San Jose, where... [SocialTimes.com]

Knight Foundation is Sorry for Paying Lying Jonah Lehrer $20K to Talk About Lying - Posted February 14, 2013
The Knight Foundation has issued an apology for paying Jonah Lehrer $20,000 to speak at its media seminar. "Controversial speakers s... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Knight Foundation is Sorry for Paying Lying Jonah Lehrer $20K to Talk About Lying - Posted February 14, 2013
The Knight Foundation has issued an apology for paying Jonah Lehrer $20,000 to speak at its media seminar. "Controversial speakers s... [FishbowlNY]

Jonah Lehrer Can't Save His Reputation Now - Posted February 12, 2013
At first the Jonah Lehrer plagiarism story may feel a little too "inside the media" for its own good--but it's a very relevant case study for anyone involved in PR... [PRNewser]

Guide Hits Uncanny Valley in Search of Personalized News - Posted February 5, 2013
Do you find yourself reading a lot of news? So much that it seems impossible to get through in a timely manner? Or perhaps you're interested in getting your news while on the go, in the gym or on a commute. Whatever your ire, it's difficult to read all of the... [10,000 Words]

App Helps Weed Out Hoax Photos and Videos - Posted January 22, 2013
[caption id="attachment_116927" align="alignleft" width="291"] Chris Harvey / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Nonprofit developers have released a prototype app that helps users determine whether photos and videos are real or the ... [AllFacebook]

App Helps Weed Out Hoax Photos and Videos - Posted January 22, 2013
[caption id="attachment_116927" align="alignleft" width="291"] Chris Harvey / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Nonprofit developers have released a prototype app that helps users determine whether photos and videos are real or the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Offers Journalism Fellowship - Posted December 17, 2012
Though Google may have contributed to the ailing journalism industry, the search giant will now be offering journalism students 10-week long fellowships. The first of these fellowships will start in the summer of 2013, and are open to both undergrads and graduate students. The fellowshi... [TVSpy]

Poderopedia Launches Public Beta - Posted December 17, 2012
Miguel Paz of the Idea Lab recently announced that Poderopedia, ... [semanticweb.com]

Media Foundations Unite to Create Matter Ventures - Posted December 5, 2012
Good news for media startups: "Fusing public media values with Silicon Valley entrepreneurship, KQED, the ... [AllTwitter]

Media Foundations Unite to Create Matter Ventures - Posted December 5, 2012
Good news for media startups: "Fusing public media values with Silicon Valley entrepreneurship, KQED, the ... [semanticweb.com]

Knight News Challenge On Mobile Now Accepting Apps - Posted August 29, 2012
Last week, we discussed 5 statistics that make mobile platforms worth paying attention to for journalists. Now, ... [TVSpy]

Knight News Challenge On Mobile Now Accepting Apps - Posted August 29, 2012
Last week, we discussed 5 statistics that make mobile platforms worth paying attention to for journalists. Now, ... [10,000 Words]

5 Mobile Stats Worth Mentioning to Journalists - Posted August 25, 2012
Why #mobile for #newschallenge? There are 6B mobile devices worldwide & they're much more than just phones kng.ht/QyoJTK -- Knight Foundation (@knightfdn) ... [TVSpy]

Educators: Knight Foundation's Call For J-school Reform Is Unfair - Posted August 10, 2012
Some educators are reacting negatively to The Knight Foundation's open letter that called for journalism education reform. I... [10,000 Words]

Report: Lack of Newsroom Training is Number One Reason for Job Dissatisfaction - Posted August 9, 2012
According to a new report by the Knight Foundation, lack of training outranks salary and job security concerns for journalists. Authored by Knight consultant ... [TVSpy]

Report: Lack of Newsroom Training is Number One Reason for Job Dissatisfaction - Posted August 9, 2012
According to a new report by the Knight Foundation, lack of training outranks salary and job security concerns for journalists. Authored by Knight consultant ... [10,000 Words]

Knight Foundation: Time To Reform Journalism Education - Posted August 3, 2012
In an open letter to America's university presidents, The Knight Foundation and representatives from other journalism grant providers said that many journalism scho... [TVSpy]

CIR Launches Investigative YouTube Channel - Posted August 2, 2012
The I Files YouTube channel is now live. The latest multimedia project from the Center from Investigative Reporting combines video from media partners, freelancers and fi... [10,000 Words]

National Geographic's Aaron Huey on Digital Collaboration and Community Storytelling - Posted August 2, 2012
The latest cover of National Geographic features the story of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home to the Oglala Lakota. Alexandra Fuller's ... [10,000 Words]

Panelists Say Social Apps Can Lead to Rape | Microsoft Unveils Tablets | Group to Facebook: Don't Target Ads to Kids - Posted June 19, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

These 6 Knight Foundation News Challenge Winners Make Journalism More Social - Posted June 18, 2012
Every year, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awards funding and mentoring to a handful of innovative new ventures that promote good journalism in the Digital Age. The six winners of this year's "Networks" challenge, announced today at the MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference in Cambridge, MA, use existing social... [SocialTimes.com]

Newton to Journalists: Focusing on the Story Isn't Enough Anymore - Posted April 19, 2012
In the digital age, journalists are required to don different hats; from multimedia to social media, there is an increasing amount of tools available for telling the story and sharing it. Still, it may not be enough. ... [10,000 Words]

CIR Launching YouTube Channel For Investigative News Video - Posted April 11, 2012
The Center for Investigative Reporting will soon have a new way of sharing watchdog journalism with the masses: An investigative YouTube Channel. The organization announced today that, in partnership with the ... [10,000 Words]

First Knight-Mozilla News Technology Fellows Announced - Posted November 7, 2011
A recent article reports, "Five coders will help newsrooms innovate and d... [semanticweb.com]

Texas Tribune, Bay Citizen to Develop Open-Source Publishing Platform with $975K Grant from Knight Foundation - Posted March 11, 2011
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced a $975,000 grant to be used by ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Knight Foundation Hires Gannett's Michael Maness, Promotes Eric Newton - Posted March 9, 2011
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the hiring of ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Dec. 1 Deadline for Knight News Challenge - Posted November 11, 2010
Dec. 1 is the deadline to apply for the Knight News Challenge, a grant competition in which the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Center for Public Integrity Teams Up with American Public Media, Public Insight Network - Posted October 29, 2010
Integrity is making a comeback in journalism: The Center for Public Integrity added to its flurry of recent announceme... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Center for Public Integrity Adopts Digital Strategy - Posted October 28, 2010
The Center for Public Integrity is refocusing on digital, announcing that it will aim to generate more accountability r... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Knight Foundation Gets $2M Grant from Google - Posted October 26, 2010
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has 2 million reasons to be happy Tuesday courtesy of Google, which provided it with a $... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Huffington Post Investigative Fund to Become Part of Center for Public Integrity - Posted October 19, 2010
The Huffington Post Investigative Fund will become part of the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Knight News Challenge Adds Four Categories, Will Begin Accepting Entries Oct. 25 - Posted October 8, 2010
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced that it will begin accepting entries Oct. 25 for its fifth annual ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Center for Public Integrity Gets $1.7M Grant from Knight Foundation - Posted October 7, 2010
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awarded a $1.7 million grant to ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

J-Lab Director Jan Schaffer: 'Community News Sites Are Not a Business Yet' - Posted October 6, 2010
Jan Schaffer, director of J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism at American Un... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Knight Foundation Backs Early Adopters of Journalism Online Press+ E-Commerce Platform - Posted September 28, 2010
... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

NPR Launches Online Local Journalism Project With $3M In Grants - Posted October 2, 2009
NPR announced today that it is planning to launch a new local online journalism venture with $3 million in funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the John S. and James L. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NPR Launches Online Local Journalism Project With $3M In Grants - Posted October 2, 2009
NPR announced today that it is planning to launch a new local online journalism venture with $3 million in funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the John S. and James L. ... [FishbowlNY]

Nonprofit Online News Startup Texas Tribune Receives $750K In Grants - Posted October 1, 2009
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Nonprofit Online News Startup Texas Tribune Receives $750K In Grants - Posted October 1, 2009
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FBLA Exclusive: Alan Miller Leaving LAT For Much, Much Better Things - Posted March 20, 2008
It's a rare reporter who leaves daily news to try to make journalism a better institution. From our inbox this morning: You asked several weeks ago if I was taking the latest buyout at the Los Angeles Times. I apologize for not responding sooner. But I want to let you know that... [FishbowlLA]

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