Tag archive for media funding

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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New report: From Airwaves to Earbuds

New report: From Airwaves to Earbuds

Jessica and Angelica recently collaborated with Sarah Lutman of Lutman & Associates on a report for the Knight Foundation, From Airwaves to Earbuds: Lessons from Knight Investments in Digital Audio and Podcasting. The report explores how podcasting and other direct-to-listener audio formats are allowing media makers unprecedented…

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Happy New Year from Dot Connector Studio!

Happy New Year from Dot Connector Studio!

We’re grateful and proud to have spent 2016 working with some truly incredible clients and projects: The Internet Archive’s Political TV Ad Archive: We helped the Internet Archive launch and evaluate the Political TV Ad Archive, a repository of political ads aired during the 2016 election, paired with fact-checking…

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Introducing Impact Pack, Immerse, and our new associate

Introducing Impact Pack, Immerse, and our new associate

Coming Next: Immerse This fall, Jessica is working with the Tribeca Film Institute, MIT OpenDocs and the Fledgling Fund to launch a spanking new Medium publication designed to cultivate creative discussion of nonfiction storytelling. Check out the editorial statement here and read the first newsletter here….

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