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How will the New/s initiative help journalists reimagine themselves as future architects?

How will the New/s initiative help journalists reimagine themselves as future architects?

We’re pleased to announce that, with funding from the Ford Foundation, Dot Connector Studio and the Guild of Future Architects (GoFA)are launching a three-year project to support diverse journalists in collaborating on projects designed to make news more representative and actionable. We’re calling it the New/s initiative:…

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Impact Pack for 2021

Impact Pack for 2021

Dot Connector Studio’s Impact Pack, our card deck for strategically planning media projects, is back in 2021 with a brand new suit. Given the more complex and nuanced understanding demanded of media projects in these times, we developed “Unintended Outcomes.” Despite the good intentions of…

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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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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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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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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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