Do you have an idea for a community information product or service? There are just two weeks to go — November 1, 2008 is the last day anyone with a good idea can submit an application to the Knight News Challenge media innovation contest. The worldwide competition offers up to $5 million and seeks innovative [...]
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Fellowship applications are now being accepted for: Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop January 11-16, 2009 and March 22-27, 2009 The Knight Digital Media Center at the University of California, Berkeley is now accepting applications for week-long training sessions for mid-career journalists wishing to advance their multimedia skills. The workshops combine instruction in multimedia storytelling and [...]
I’m at Highway Africa, an annual journalism conference that brings together some of the continent’s most Internet-savvy folks to discuss ways to boost African journalism. It’s my third visit to the gathering, held in Grahamstown, South Africa, and sponsored by the journalism school at Rhodes University and SABC, the country’s biggest broadcaster. The theme this [...]
Carl Malamud, a hero in providing access to information, has posted online the the 38-volume California Code of Regulations, over which the state claims copyright ownership. The Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press Democrat reports the story.
Here’s Volume 01, which contains interviews with several friends and colleagues including Joi Ito, Ethan Zuckerman and Henry Jenkins. Take a look.
We have an opening at Arizona State for someone to work with me at the new Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship. Here’s the official listing (feel free to pass it around): Business Development Coordinator, Digital Media The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication seeks a business development coordinator for the Knight Center [...]
I’m with educators, news people and others at the Knight Digital Media Center in Los Angeles for several-day session with National Public Radio personnel. NPR got a big foundation grant to retrain its entire editorial staff to understand and do multimedia. Just learned this is not to be blogged… Journalists, it turns out, go off [...]
Paul Conley is telling trade journalism honchos to, “No More Training” — a plea to employers to stop offering training in Web journalism to their employees. Huh? There’s reason for this apparent madness, though I don’t entirely agree with it. Conley says: First, “You cannot train someone to be part of a culture.” He means [...]
Dan Froomkin urges, “Citizen Journalists, Start Your Engines!” Without any fanfare, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has started posting preliminary transcripts of many of its hearings on its Web site, giving everyone a chance to pore through testimony and find news the MSM may have overlooked. This a great step forward, and props [...]
In the past several weeks, with a brief timeout, I’ve been thinking hard about the new Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship that I’ll be starting at Arizona State University next year. To say that I’m excited about this is an understatement; I can’t wait to get started. As I finish up some other work, [...]