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All the media futures

All the media futures

Lately here at DCS we have been thinking about the future of media and tech—how it relates to tears in the social fabric and offers fresh possibilities for knitting things back together. Read on to see what we’ve been up to.

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Knight Foundation’s new newsletter, News @ Knight, focuses on the impact of local journalism

Knight Foundation’s new newsletter, News @ Knight, focuses on the impact of local journalism

Knight Foundation’s new twice-a-month newsletter, News @ Knight, focuses on the impact of local journalism.

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The future of reality, a grant opportunity, and NEW INC’s annual class!

The future of reality, a grant opportunity, and NEW INC’s annual class!

We are excited to have so many meaningful projects, described below. But we are also working to pace ourselves and remember we’re still living in extraordinarily volatile times.

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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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