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2013-06-19 23:04:19

Civic funding platform will scale up its operations thanks to financial support. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Civic funding platform Neighbor.ly has received a $175,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation on Tuesday. The award comes just before the one-year birthday of the Kansas City-based startup, which was launched July 7, 2012 by Luminopolis. Neighbor.ly aims to give companies, foundations and individuals the ability to directly support civic projects such as...

2012-11-13 20:21:59

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From digitally mapping Amazon deforestation to launching a news innovation challenge in Africa, innovative work by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will be supported by a new $3.15 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The support for ICFJ's Knight International Journalism Fellowships seeks to spur a global culture of news innovation. The fellows will partner with newsrooms, startups and other...

2012-06-07 10:22:37

A Sector Under Stress Offers Lessons about How to Lead, Evolve and Become More Financially Sustainable NEW YORK, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With their industry facing upheaval and suffering fallout from the recession, nonprofit media organizations have found a need to adapt more quickly than ever before. An innovative funder collaborative has helped address this challenge through a combination of matching grants, coaching and other resources. The initiative holds lessons not...

2012-02-07 09:00:00

CLEVELAND, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A $1 million challenge grant announced today will help JumpStart Inc. (www.jumpstartinc.org) bring a new model for engaging residents in fostering entrepreneurship to 20 additional cities. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (www.knightfoundation.org) is supporting the JumpStart America Initiative (www.jumpstartamerica.org) as a way to involve new leaders in their community's economic future. Part of the Startup America Partnership...

2011-12-15 09:50:00

Knight Foundation invests $4.6 million to expand local public radio, bring new journalism education model to Georgia and engage residents in critical issues Announcement will be available via livestream at http://ccj.mercer.edu at 11 a.m. eastern. MACON, Ga., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new effort will increase and strengthen local reporting by bringing professional journalists to work together with university students in a unique, joint newsroom in Macon's College Hill...

2011-10-19 09:17:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OwnLocal, a turnkey digital agency service that helps local news organizations double their online revenues, today announced it has secured new capital funding to expand its service offerings and market reach. This latest round, led by WordPress developer Automattic, brings the total investment in OwnLocal to around $2 million raised in just the past 18 months. In addition to follow-on funding from Baseline Ventures, OwnLocal is one of the...

2011-10-13 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13, 2011 The Bay Citizen was recently named one of five finalists in the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge, founded this summer to find new ways to use technology to inform and engage people in the arts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110120/DC33516LOGO ) The project, named Silicon Valley Arts Technica, is a three-part endeavor lead by The Bay Citizen that will feature a mapping component that visually highlights arts events, a mobile app...

2011-10-10 10:43:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, chaired by William E. "Brit" Kirwan, Chancellor, University System of Maryland, and R. Gerald Turner, President, Southern Methodist University, will be joined by Mark Emmert, president, NCAA; Robert Kustra, president, Boise State University; Michael Martin, chancellor, Louisiana State University; and Tom Ross, Who:...

2011-06-23 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation released a new policy paper that calls on leaders of local print and broadcast media to spearhead the creation of regional and local collaborative news networks that meet the information needs of their communities. These interactive news networks are part of a broader set of strategies for re-inventing local journalism that are...

2010-11-04 00:00:41

INgage Networks powers the fifth year of the $25 million Knight News Challenge initiative, which recently opened for entries and closes December 1st. The global media innovation contest is funded and run by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which utilizes INgage Networks to manage the entire submission process. Naples, FL (PRWEB) November 3, 2010 INgage Networks, an award-winning provider of enterprise social software, powers the fifth year of the $25 million Knight News Challenge...