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Know Thy TV

Know Thy TV

Throughout 2017, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking, researching, writing, and talking about how disinformation flows online, about filter bubbles and fact-checking, transparency for news organizations, and other important pieces of the puzzle about how the internet has changed the way so many of…

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Dot Connector Studio to help engage public on Knight Foundation Trust, Media and Democracy Commission

Dot Connector Studio to help engage public on Knight Foundation Trust, Media and Democracy Commission

From sharks swimming in the streets, to the “often stupid, always angry American” woman stirring up Twitter trouble who turned out to be a figment of Russian imagination, to misleading reports about a certain presidential fish-feeding incident, misinformation and disinformation online are continuing to flourish…

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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 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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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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Rethinking news from the ground up

Rethinking news from the ground up

This spring, we’re contemplating a shift in perspective—to 50,000 feet. We’re proud to spread the word on a project we’ve been working on quietly over the last several months with the Democracy Fund: a systems map of the crisis in local news. This interactive map helps…

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International Impact + Tools for Makers & Mobilizers

International Impact + Tools for Makers & Mobilizers

Time flies — and so do we, apparently! Since our spring update, it’s been a whirlwind here at Dot Connector Studio, with new associates, clients, events and publications at the intersection of media and social change. We just returned from an amazing visit to Amsterdam, where…

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Dot Connector at ONA Conference

Dot Connector at ONA Conference

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. We’re proud to announce the relaunch of iSeeChange with executive producer Julia Kumari Drapkin — now, with NASA data! Try out the…

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Upcoming Events for Media Funders: Comm Impact, Local & Ethnic News, Doc Impact and More

Upcoming Events for Media Funders: Comm Impact, Local & Ethnic News, Doc Impact and More

Mark your calendars! Join Dot Connector Studio for fall events we’re helping  Media Impact Funders to organize in New York, LA, and points beyond: Hands-on Workshop: Communications Evaluation for Foundations and Nonprofits September 24 | Philanthropy New York offices Emerging Strategies for Supporting Local and Ethnic…

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