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Library innovation for stronger communities: Pew research, Knight News Challenge

9/23/2014 | by: Amy Gahran

How younger Americans view, and use, libraries today will largely determine the future role of U.S. public libraries. A key challenge might be getting younger people to value what libraries have to offer, new Pew research indicates. The current Knight News Challenge on Libraries might offer some new approaches to reinvigorate libraries as a hub... 

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OJA winners announced this weekend

9/23/2014 | by: Melissa Kaplan

The winners of the 2014 Online Journalism Awards will be announced this Saturday at the ONA Conference and Online Journalism Banquet in Chicago. 



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Dlectricity illuminates the streets of Detroit

9/30/2014

Detroit Institute of Arts illuminated as part of Dlectricity. Photo by Jon Deboer via Flickr.

The epiphany came when Jonathan Lewald was enjoying a projected light installation at the nighttime arts... 

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New Avenues in Journalism

October 10, 2014

To help independent writers negotiate the changing terrain of journaism, ASJA is bringing thought leaders and innovators to San Francisco for a two-day conference

Fall Conference for Community Foundations October 18-19 in Cleveland, Ohio

October 19, 2014

Representatives from community foundations across the country will gather in Cleveland for this annual fall conference which this year celebrates the centennial of service and leadership by community foundations. http://www.cof.org/2014-fall

Philanthropy Southwest Annual Conference November 6-8

November 6, 2014 - November 8, 2014

Philanthropy Southwest’s Annual Conference, this year in Phoenix, Ariz.,  consistently draws several hundred trustees and staff attendees from grantmaking organizations of all types and sizes. https://www.philanthropysouthwest.org/annual-conference-0

American Library Association Midwinter Meeting

January 30, 2015 - February 3, 2015

Registration is now open for the ALA meeting, which will be held in Chicago.

Nonprofit Technology Conference

March 4, 2015 - March 6, 2015

The NTC is the nonprofit industry's signature technology event, bringing together more than 2,000 nonprofit staff, vendors, and consultants. 

Sunshine Week: Your Right to Know

March 15, 2015 - March 21, 2015

Launched in 2005, Sunshine Week has grown into an enduring annual initiative to promote open government and push back against excessive official secrecy.  

Summer 2015 Journalism Ethnics Fellowship

May 24, 2015

The May 24-June 7, 2015 program is sponsored by Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Applications are being accepting for a fellowship, which uses the conduct of journalists during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary journalism ethics.

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Training Spotlight

[Archived Webinar, Sept. 2014] Introduction to Solutions Journalism

Most journalism focuses on what’s going wrong in society. But audiences increasingly seek news that help them to understand what can be done to improve things.

[Archived Webinar, July 2014] Civic Engagement: Motivating and Measuring Community Knowledge and Action

Find the right metrics to assess the impact of community information.