• Fighting fake news with emotion

    Fighting fake news with emotion
    April 20, 2017

    Journalists have known the power of emotion for a long time. The best of journalism taps into it through powerful stories of humanity or through deep investigations that produce outrage or wonder. That’s not most journalism.
  • MediaShift Podcast 225: Trump wants to kill Big Bird; DOJ indicts Russian hackers of Yahoo

    MediaShift Podcast
    MediaShift Podcast 225: Trump wants to kill Big Bird; DOJ indicts Russian hackers of Yahoo
    March 17, 2017

    In the news this week, President Trump’s first budget strips funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which could be devastating for small market local public stations. The Feds indicted four Russians for the massive hacking breach at Yahoo.
  • Monetization of news

    Digital preservation
    Monetization of news
    February 3, 2017

    In the face of decreasing revenues and increasing costs, news agencies everywhere are exploring creative methods of extracting more funding from their products. Some methods are more suitable to larger organizations and others to smaller ones.
  • Poynter: FOIA Machine is joining MuckRock

    RJI in the news
    Poynter: FOIA Machine is joining MuckRock
    November 30, 2016

    FOIA Machine received funding from the Knight Foundation, a crowdfunding campaign and the Reynolds Journalism Institute in 2013.
  • How do we engage news consumers in the digital world?

    How do we engage news consumers in the digital world?
    June 30, 2016

    If you operate a nonprofit newsroom, email appeals have likely become an essential fundraising tool. Yet while recommendations for how to grow your mailing lists are readily available, it’s much harder to find good information about retaining subscribers.
  • Tim Regan-Porter: Packs vs. Lone Wolf Newsrooms

    The Collaboration Culture Symposium
    Tim Regan-Porter: Packs vs. Lone Wolf Newsrooms
    March 21, 2016

    Tim Regan-Porter is the founding executive director of the Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University. The Knight Foundation-funded center is a collaboration between the university, The (Macon) Telegraph, Georgia Public Broadcasting and WMUB.
  • Access Missouri receives Knight grant to help journalists, public find accurate government data

    Access Missouri receives Knight grant to help journalists, public find accurate government data
    March 7, 2016

    Access Missouri has received a $35,000 grant from the Knight Prototype Fund, a program of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, to help journalists and the general public easily find accurate and current Missouri state government information.
  • Jennifer Preston, Knight Foundation: Using social media for reporting and storytelling

    Dissecting Engagement
    Jennifer Preston, Knight Foundation: Using social media for reporting and storytelling
    April 7, 2015

    Jennifer Preston is the vice president for journalism at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.
  • The opportunity for networks: Trust, antitrust and sharing users

    Privacy, personalization and payment
    The opportunity for networks: Trust, antitrust and sharing users
    February 19, 2015

    Banks do it. Airlines do it. Phone companies do it. Why shouldn’t news organizations do it, too? What they do is share users. And they do so because it’s convenient for their customers.
  • Is it time for the news industry to get smarter about advisortising?

    Privacy, personalization and payment
    Is it time for the news industry to get smarter about advisortising?
    February 12, 2015

    It was a symbiotic relationship — mass-market advertising and local journalism. Now the two are heading for divorce. Is any reconciliation possible?
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