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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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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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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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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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ICYMI: Jessica Clark on podcasting

ICYMI: Jessica Clark on podcasting

Last month, Jessica discussed emerging audio trends and Dot Connector Studio’s podcasting research with the Knight Foundation on MediaShift’s Podcast. Check it out here. MediaShift Podcast #225: Trump Wants to Kill Big Bird; DOJ Indicts Russian Hackers of Yahoo; Dot Connector Studio’s Jessica Clark

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