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Local environmental journalism: Metcalf training bridges gap between scientists, journos

10/21/2014 | by: Sally Duros

Through free workshops, the Metcalf Institute brings journalists and scientists together to create a solid scientific foundation for local environmental reporting.



News for Digital Innovators

New winners, finalists for media grants announced

10/22/2014 | by: Melissa Kaplan

The INNovation Fund chose eight finalists from a pool of 48 new proposals, and the Knight Prototype Fund announced 18 grant winners. Each grant can be worth up to $35,000.



Knight Blog

Next City’s New Column, “In Public,” Takes You Inside the Spaces That Foster Civic Life

10/22/2014

Knight Foundation is supporting the new Next City series "In Public" to help civic innovators better understand how public space and civic life intersect and how these lessons can help build more successful communities. This article is re-posted from NextCity.org.... 

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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

A breakdown of the Publishers' Toolbox from Knight Lab

Knight Project Lab's Publishers' Toolbox offers five different, swift assets for telling multimedia stories. A site editor can access the toolbox to create interactive story timelines and maps, inline audio and content comparisons, and also offers a new way to search Twitter.

You don't need a deep understanding of code to use these tools. The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, and many other major media outlets are already using them as part of their web packages, and they're just as accessible to independent digital publishers.

[Archived Webinar, April 2014] Social and Web Metrics for Community Publishers

Google Analytics. Facebook Insights. Klout scores. There are lots of analytics available to community publishers. But it's not easy to figure out which ones are meaningful. This webinar will help you identify metrics that you can use to develop strategies to build your audience.