Tag archive for reports

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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Considering Wikimedia 2030: See our final report!

Considering Wikimedia 2030: See our final report!

In 2017 Dot Connector Studio worked with Sarah Lutman of Lutman & Associates to investigate the future of media, technology, learning, and the open internet for the Wikimedia Foundation’s 2030 strategy process. The team wrote seven research briefs and presented at the annual Wikimania Conference in Montreal…

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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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Considering Wikimedia 2030: The (nearly) complete collection

Considering Wikimedia 2030: The (nearly) complete collection

Over the course of the past six months, the Dot Connector Studio team collaborated with Sarah Lutman of Lutman & Associates to investigate the future of media, technology, learning, and the open internet for the Wikimedia Foundation’s 2030 strategy process. The team wrote seven research…

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Finding America: Report to the Field

Finding America: Report to the Field

Given the divisiveness we’re seeing in our public sphere, we wanted to highlight Break Form: Making Stories with and for the People, a report that Jessica helped to edit for AIR. It offers strategies for journalists and audio producers seeking to tell more representative and community-based stories….

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New Wikimedia brief on misinformation, verification and propaganda

New Wikimedia brief on misinformation, verification and propaganda

Check out the latest in a series of briefs Dot Connector Studio is writing for the Wikimedia Foundation in collaboration with Lutman & Associates. This one focuses on misinformation, verification and propaganda. As part of our work helping the Wikimedia Foundation, the foundation that supports Wikipedia,…

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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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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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