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Knight Foundation Names VP of Journalism

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 an adjunct instructor at CUNY.

“Jennifer is the ideal person to help newsrooms embrace innovation because she believes in the change and has helped make it happen,” said Alberto Ibargüen, president of the Knight Foundation, in a statement. “She understands the realities but she also has a vision of what’s possible and how to get there. She’ll lead Knight’s efforts to help newspaper, TV, radio and Internet newsrooms bring media innovation into their mainstream.:

Preston joins the Knight Foundation Oct. 20.

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HuffPost Introduces Nominees For Game Changers In Media

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The Huffington Post has asked its readers to help pick the top 100 “game changers”: people who are “using new media to reshape their fields and change the world.” But as the site has revealed two new lists each week, we were surprised not to see founder Arianna Huffington on any of the them, especially this week’s list, Media Game Changers. We thought that HuffPost not putting its founder on the list rings just a little bit of false modesty. Come on, if Arianna isn’t at least one of the top ten game changers in media, who is?

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NPR Announced New Investigative Project – Legitimizes Bloggers in the Process

We posted the whole release which is interesting and there for your perusal. What struck us is the use of the phrase “well-qualified pool of journalist bloggers.” That’s right “journalist bloggers.”

If NPR uses it – even just in their press release – it’s lexicon admitted!

NPR LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE LOCAL JOURNALISM VENTURE WITH CPB AND KNIGHT FOUNDATION FUNDING

Washington, DC, Oct.2, 2009 – NPR will launch a new journalism project to develop in-depth, local coverage on topics critical to communities and the nation, in a new effort funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the groups announced today.

The new funding – $2 million from CPB and $1 million from Knight Foundation – provides a pilot group of NPR stations with the resources to expand original reporting, and to curate, distribute and share online content about high-interest, specialized subjects. It is the first time that CPB and Knight Foundation have jointly funded a project of this type.

The two-year pilot will help a dozen stations establish themselves as definitive sources of news on a topic selected by each one as most relevant to its community, such as city politics, the changing economy, health care, immigration or education. These online reports will help fill the growing gap in local news offerings.

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Huffington Says The Internet Isn’t Killing Newspapers At Senate Hearings

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Wednesday, the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on “The Future of Journalism” with testimony from experts on new media and the newspaper industry. Committee Chairman Sen. John Kerry called for the hearing to examine what, if anything, the government can do to save the newspaper industry from seemingly unstoppable decline.

Many of the day’s speakers had ideas for improving the state of print journalism. They also seemed ready to take on news aggregators like Google and the Huffington Post.

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