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Engaged Journalism Impact Pack Launched at Hearken’s Engagement Innovation Summit

Engaged Journalism Impact Pack Launched at Hearken’s Engagement Innovation Summit

In October our Assistant Director, Michelle Polyak, presented at Hearken’s Engagement Innovation Summit in Brooklyn, NY. In collaboration with Jennifer Brandel at Hearken, our team created a tailored version of the Impact Pack with support from Democracy Fund. The Engaged Journalism Impact pack is a…

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Democracy Fund & DCS Release New Report on DEI in Journalism Along with Tools for the Field

Democracy Fund & DCS Release New Report on DEI in Journalism Along with Tools for the Field

Earlier this fall, Democracy Fund released a report titled Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Journalism: What Funders Can Do along with two innovative tools to help the field navigate the issues; the Journalism DEI tracker and the Journalism DEI Wheel —all of which were…

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Knight launches series on advancing a new era in local news

Knight launches series on advancing a new era in local news

The Knight Foundation, working with Dot Connector Studio and Mark Glaser, recently launched a series of stories aimed at place-based foundations, high net-worth individuals and national foundations to bring more funding, attention and support to the local news ecosystem. Many stories in the series will…

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Don’t miss our latest report on CLEF: Learning to Listen

Don’t miss our latest report on CLEF: Learning to Listen

Earlier this month, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism published our latest report Learning to Listen: Building a culture of engagement in newsrooms, which examined the first year’s outcomes of the Community Listening and Engagement Fund. This fund was collaboratively supported by Lenfest, the News Integrity Initiative…

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What were we thinking? So far at Dot Connector Studio…

What were we thinking? So far at Dot Connector Studio…

Every so often, it’s crucial to take a step back and look at the big picture. This year, we took a break from our usual spring newsletter to contemplate how we’ve spent the last five years, and what we hope to do next. Below, learn more…

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Our Latest Collaboration: DCS Partners With Multiply Bureau to Pursue New Projects on Media Innovation, Impact

Our Latest Collaboration: DCS Partners With Multiply Bureau to Pursue New Projects on Media Innovation, Impact

We are excited to announce a new strategic partnership with the San Francisco Bay Area-based impact and innovation consulting firm Multiply Bureau, led by Hannah Eaves. Hannah has worked with our director, Jessica Clark to develop rigorous methods of media impact assessment on and off…

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On the Trail of the Impact Pack

On the Trail of the Impact Pack

Our Impact Pack continues to make its way around the globe. Check out the full list below to see where the decks have been. AFI DOCS Impact Lab, Washington, DC Central European University, Budapest, Hungary ComNet17, Miami Beach, Florida Conservation Media Group, Camden, ME Culture…

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Closing out 2018 Strong: New News Business Models, Ethical Collaboration, Immersive Audio, and Commissions as a Compass

Closing out 2018 Strong: New News Business Models, Ethical Collaboration, Immersive Audio, and Commissions as a Compass

Now that the new year is upon us, we wanted to reflect on what the Dot Connector Studio team did in the fall. It’s been a whirlwind! In September, director Jessica Clark went down to Austin attend one of our favorite conferences, ONA18. There she…

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Off to ONA! Here’s Dot Connector’s latest

Off to ONA! Here’s Dot Connector’s latest

It’s that time again: Each fall, Dot Connector Studio heads to the Online News Association conference to meet up with friends and colleagues and discover the latest journalism innovations. I’ll be there, scouring the Midway, hearing the latest insights from Knight’s Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy and checking out…

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Summer updates from Dot Connector Studio

Summer updates from Dot Connector Studio

Summer is in full swing at DCS headquarters in Philadelphia—complete with heat waves, water main breaks, and lots of travel to less humid places. But this hasn’t stopped us from presenting at conferences and producing reports, articles, and more. Nancy Watzman, director of strategic initiatives,…

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