Tag archive for media funding

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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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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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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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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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 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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DCS on the road this spring

DCS on the road this spring

Recently, Jessica traveled up to Cambridge to speak at MIT’s Open Doc Lab (one of our partners on Immerse), where she hosted a demo of the Impact Pack. Orders for the deck are now flying out the door, with professors, journalists and producers all using…

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Spring news: Play, listen, learn

Spring news: Play, listen, learn

This spring, we’re excited to officially release our Impact Pack, a deck of media strategy cards designed to help media makers and funders brainstorm, strategize, and assess impact. You can use this 108-card deck to: Prototype your media engagement strategy Tell or iterate your impact…

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