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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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Highlights from the Media Impact Forum

Highlights from the Media Impact Forum

Check out Director Jessica Clark’s insights from the Media Impact Forum, a two day symposium for media funders, hosted by Media Impact Funders at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia on May 9 and 10. This year’s event  focused on the intersection of science and journalism….

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Spring at Dot Connector: New realities, open web futures, and our coming robot overlords

Spring at Dot Connector: New realities, open web futures, and our coming robot overlords

Each spring when the clocks change, we check in with our network to share what we’ve been up to, and to hear more about your latest projects. Drop us a line about how you have been weathering the long winter. As you’ll see, we’ve been busy forecasting global information…

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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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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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Dot Connector Studio to help engage public on Knight Foundation Trust, Media and Democracy Commission

Dot Connector Studio to help engage public on Knight Foundation Trust, Media and Democracy Commission

From sharks swimming in the streets, to the “often stupid, always angry American” woman stirring up Twitter trouble who turned out to be a figment of Russian imagination, to misleading reports about a certain presidential fish-feeding incident, misinformation and disinformation online are continuing to flourish…

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Fretting about information pollution? How Dot Connector is fighting back

Fretting about information pollution? How Dot Connector is fighting back

Let’s be honest; our media system is a mess. We’re overwhelmed with bad news and false info. Despite all of the platforms in the world, people still feel underrepresented, local outlets continue to struggle, and polarization is at an all-time high. But have no fear—with…

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New journalism engagement case studies

New journalism engagement case studies

Dot Connector Studio worked with INN, with support from the Democracy Fund, to compile a set of over two dozen short case studies that showcase engaged journalism projects from nonprofit news organizations around the country. Examples range from public convenings to citizen journalist trainings to government accountability…

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New DCS papers on engaged journalism and communities of practice

New DCS papers on engaged journalism and communities of practice

Dot Connector Studio’s Angelica Das and Jessica Clark recently wrote two papers for the Democracy Fund to help journalism funders and stakeholders better understand the current state of the field. Pathways to Engagement: Understanding How Newsrooms Are Working with Communities explores the world of Engaged Journalism by taking a closer…

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