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Immerse: What We’re Keeping An Eye On…

Immerse: What We’re Keeping An Eye On…

Here’s a glimpse at recent Immerse stories.

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Knight releases a new guide from Dot Connector highlighting resources for local publishers of color

Knight releases a new guide from Dot Connector highlighting resources for local publishers of color

In our ongoing work with the Knight Foundation on strategies for supporting local news, Dot Connector’s Mark Glaser has begun a series of guides for community publishers and media professionals. 

In the first one, A Guide to Resources for Local News Publishers of Color, Glaser rounds up the best grants and funding, associations/communities, training/fellowships, and tips for collaboration, touching on what is missing from the current field.

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How will the New/s initiative help journalists reimagine themselves as future architects?

How will the New/s initiative help journalists reimagine themselves as future architects?

We’re pleased to announce that, with funding from the Ford Foundation, Dot Connector Studio and the Guild of Future Architects (GoFA)are launching a three-year project to support diverse journalists in collaborating on projects designed to make news more representative and actionable. We’re calling it the New/s initiative:…

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What’s next for democracy? Dot Connector Studio and Democracy Fund release results of fall futuring project

What’s next for democracy? Dot Connector Studio and Democracy Fund release results of fall futuring project

“The question of whether our democracy will long endure is both ancient and urgent — as old as our Republic, still vital today,” said President Biden in this week’s address to a joint session of Congress. But while his rhetoric was lofty, the realities on…

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New publication with GoFA and Omidyar Network looks beyond typical trends report to more hopeful tomorrows

New publication with GoFA and Omidyar Network looks beyond typical trends report to more hopeful tomorrows

Over the course of this disorienting pandemic and the multiple reckonings around social equality that have been roiling America, I’ve led a shift in focus at Dot Connector Studio toward forecasting and scenario planning. We’ve worked in tandem with our clients to understand the longer-term trends…

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Don’t miss our toolkit, which provides resources for inclusive, diverse emerging media

Don’t miss our toolkit, which provides resources for inclusive, diverse emerging media

The Making a New Reality Toolkit provides a host of carefully curated resources for making emerging media such as VR, AR, and social media more diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI). Co-authored by Kamal Sinclair and Dot Connector’s Jessica Clark, the toolkit divides the work into…

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Impact Pack for 2021

Impact Pack for 2021

Dot Connector Studio’s Impact Pack, our card deck for strategically planning media projects, is back in 2021 with a brand new suit. Given the more complex and nuanced understanding demanded of media projects in these times, we developed “Unintended Outcomes.” Despite the good intentions of…

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How do we ensure that everyone has access to the news they need?

How do we ensure that everyone has access to the news they need?

Now is a particularly dangerous time to be misinformed. Yet, increasingly, many Americans lack access to reliable, high-quality journalism that reflects their lived experiences and gives them the crucial information they need to act in their own interest. Here at Dot Connector Studio, we think…

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Engaged Journalism Impact Pack Launched at Hearken’s Engagement Innovation Summit

Engaged Journalism Impact Pack Launched at Hearken’s Engagement Innovation Summit

In October our Assistant Director, Michelle Polyak, presented at Hearken’s Engagement Innovation Summit in Brooklyn, NY. In collaboration with Jennifer Brandel at Hearken, our team created a tailored version of the Impact Pack with support from Democracy Fund. The Engaged Journalism Impact pack is a…

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Democracy Fund & DCS Release New Report on DEI in Journalism Along with Tools for the Field

Democracy Fund & DCS Release New Report on DEI in Journalism Along with Tools for the Field

Earlier this fall, Democracy Fund released a report titled Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Journalism: What Funders Can Do along with two innovative tools to help the field navigate the issues; the Journalism DEI tracker and the Journalism DEI Wheel —all of which were…

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