Dot Connector Studio heads to LA today for this year’s Online News Association conference with several of our clients who have exciting news, below.

iSeeChange-logo-blogWe’re proud to announce the relaunch of iSeeChange with executive producer Julia Kumari Drapkin — now, with NASA data! Try out the new-and-improved site for this crowdsourced reporting project, which invites users to contribute observations about climate shifts from their own lives, and reporters and scientists to investigate further. The team will be at ONA in full force—follow #iseechange for updates, and be sure to vote for the iSeeChange unconference session.

Journalism Impact Planning Guide imageOn Friday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to noon, find our founder and director Jessica Clark on the Midway tabling for the Norman Lear Center’s Media Impact Project (MIP). There, she’ll demo the Journalism Impact spinner that accompanies a report she co-authored: Impact Assessment for Nonprofit News Projects and Their Funders. Over the next year, as a  senior fellow at MIP, she’ll be exploring methods for evaluating emerging forms of media — including the Internet of Things inventions we’re tracking via the Revenge of Analog project.

Democracy Fund logoSpeaking of emerging forms of media, it’s been fascinating to work with the Democracy Fund as the foundation maps the current state of local journalism, and the role it plays in our complex and volatile democracy. Learn more about how they are applying systems thinking to support creative civic solutions, and catch up on their journalism strategy with Program Director Tom Glaisyer at the 1:30 Friday panel, Help Us Fund Your Work: Candid Advice From Funders Who Love You.

Finally, on Saturday, we’ve helped Media Impact Funders organize a funders-only session: Emerging Strategies for Supporting Local and Ethnic Reporting. While this is a closed event (unless you’re a funder!), we will wrap up the highlights for all to read next week at