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How can we support artists who use tech as a creative medium?

How can we support artists who use tech as a creative medium?

In late June, the National Endowment for the Arts released its report, Tech As Art: Supporting Artists Who Use Technology as a Creative Medium. Based on two years of research that Dot Connector Studio conducted in partnership with 8 Bridges Workshop, this ambitious project was jointly funded by the Knight Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Now that the report is out in the world, we’re excited about the prospect of working on projects in the tech and art sphere with a new batch of clients.

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NEA Event Launches New Report: Tech as Art

NEA Event Launches New Report: Tech as Art

On June 29, the National Endowment for the Arts is holding a virtual event to discuss findings on their new field scan, Tech as Art: Supporting Artists Who Use Technology as a Creative Medium. Dot Connector Studio conducted the research for this report in collaboration with 8 Bridges Workshop, led by Sarah Lutman.

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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 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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Knight launches series on advancing a new era in local news

Knight launches series on advancing a new era in local news

The Knight Foundation, working with Dot Connector Studio and Mark Glaser, recently launched a series of stories aimed at place-based foundations, high net-worth individuals and national foundations to bring more funding, attention and support to the local news ecosystem. Many stories in the series will…

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Don’t miss our latest report on CLEF: Learning to Listen

Don’t miss our latest report on CLEF: Learning to Listen

Earlier this month, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism published our latest report Learning to Listen: Building a culture of engagement in newsrooms, which examined the first year’s outcomes of the Community Listening and Engagement Fund. This fund was collaboratively supported by Lenfest, the News Integrity Initiative…

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What were we thinking? So far at Dot Connector Studio…

What were we thinking? So far at Dot Connector Studio…

Every so often, it’s crucial to take a step back and look at the big picture. This year, we took a break from our usual spring newsletter to contemplate how we’ve spent the last five years, and what we hope to do next. Below, learn more…

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Closing out 2018 Strong: New News Business Models, Ethical Collaboration, Immersive Audio, and Commissions as a Compass

Closing out 2018 Strong: New News Business Models, Ethical Collaboration, Immersive Audio, and Commissions as a Compass

Now that the new year is upon us, we wanted to reflect on what the Dot Connector Studio team did in the fall. It’s been a whirlwind! In September, director Jessica Clark went down to Austin attend one of our favorite conferences, ONA18. There she…

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Off to ONA! Here’s Dot Connector’s latest

Off to ONA! Here’s Dot Connector’s latest

It’s that time again: Each fall, Dot Connector Studio heads to the Online News Association conference to meet up with friends and colleagues and discover the latest journalism innovations. I’ll be there, scouring the Midway, hearing the latest insights from Knight’s Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy and checking out…

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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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