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Jessica Clark and Nancy Watzman Take Miami at Knight Media Forum

Jessica Clark and Nancy Watzman Take Miami at Knight Media Forum

Dot Connector Studio’s Director Jessica Clark and Director of Strategic Initiatives Nancy Watzman attended the recent Knight Media Forum in Miami. The gathering focused on how to strengthen local news, community and democracy, and provided insights from the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy. …

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MIF and Wyncote Produce Updated Guide on Funding Journalism and Media

MIF and Wyncote Produce Updated Guide on Funding Journalism and Media

Media Impact Funders responded to a growing interest among funders regarding the role they can play in supporting news and community information by producing an updated version of Journalism and Media Grantmaking: Five Things You Need to Know and Five Ways to Get Started with support from…

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Considering Wikimedia 2030: See our final report!

Considering Wikimedia 2030: See our final report!

In 2017 Dot Connector Studio worked with Sarah Lutman of Lutman & Associates to investigate the future of media, technology, learning, and the open internet for the Wikimedia Foundation’s 2030 strategy process. The team wrote seven research briefs and presented at the annual Wikimania Conference in Montreal…

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Making a New Reality: Strategies to Mitigate Bias, Part 2

Making a New Reality: Strategies to Mitigate Bias, Part 2

The Making a New Reality project, which Dot Connector is creating in collaboration with Kamal Sinclair, published a third issue that continues to focus on strategies to mitigate bias. The issue piggybacks on ideas introduced in the previous month’s installment while also initiating conversation around a range…

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DCS Director Jessica Clark Featured on MediaShift

DCS Director Jessica Clark Featured on MediaShift

Our director and founder here at Dot Connector Studio, Jessica Clark, was featured in two articles published earlier this month on MediaShift—an online publication that provides insight and analysis at the intersection of media and technology. Clark was listed as a leader in MetricShift20 “a…

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Immerse Takes on AI and Machine Learning

Immerse Takes on AI and Machine Learning

Issue #13 of Immerse—the monthly digital publication focused on emerging nonfiction storytelling that’s edited by our director, Jessica Clark—considers the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in emerging documentary. Artist Lauren McCarthy discusses  the rise of  AI personal assistants and their invasion into the most…

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MIF and Hewlett Foundation Collaborate on Webinar Series addressing Misinfo and Disinfo

MIF and Hewlett Foundation Collaborate on Webinar Series addressing Misinfo and Disinfo

In the last quarter of 2017, Jessica Clark worked alongside Kelly Born of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to organize a webinar series on how funders can support projects aimed at addressing misinformation and disinformation. The first webinar in October examined how to create news that…

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Making a New Reality: Strategies to Mitigate Bias

Making a New Reality: Strategies to Mitigate Bias

The Making a New Reality project, which Dot Connector is creating in collaboration with Kamal Sinclair, published a second issue with a focus on strategies to mitigate bias in emerging media. The project is supported by the Ford Foundation’s JustFilms program, with additional support from the Sundance Institute….

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Know Thy TV

Know Thy TV

Throughout 2017, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking, researching, writing, and talking about how disinformation flows online, about filter bubbles and fact-checking, transparency for news organizations, and other important pieces of the puzzle about how the internet has changed the way so many of…

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Making a New Reality series debuts

Making a New Reality series debuts

Beginning this month, Immerse is launching a series of posts from Kamal Sinclair about her research on ways to foster equality in emerging media, with support articles available on the just-launched Making a New Reality site. The project is supported by the Ford Foundation’s JustFilms program, with additional support from…

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