Adjustments to U.S. tax policy should make it easier for social entrepreneurs and philanthropies to launch and finance non-profit journalism startups. Good luck to them. Raising capital and sustaining news startups, regardless of tax status, will still be difficult.
Two grant programs aim to help women launch journalism startups.
Unlike typical tech reporting, which dutifully regurgitates the scripted “news” provided by tech companies, The Verge arranged a digital canvas with photos and tweets to show how one of the world’s most influential tech companies views itself and tells its story. An utterly trivial event, staged by a corporate titan in celebration of itself, becomes an instant cultural artifact.
We’re seeking a small group of online publishers to try a new online conversation tool with some novel and intriguing capabilities – including the ability to embed and network conversations (and audiences) across different sites and on Facebook.
It was clear this year that the role of professional journalists was simply to be there: to stay in the game. It’s time for a new script, no? So let’s write it.
Oct. 16, 2012 @ the Guggenheim in NYC: Digital art, artists, developers and a keynote talk from Laurie Anderson. Save $100 if you register with this code: WEMEDIA
Eight ideas to use media and technology for innovative new ventures have been chosen as finalists for the 2012 We Media PitchIt! Challenge. The finalists will pitch their ideas at the We Media PitchIt! Conference April 18 in McLean, Va.
Calling all media, technology and social dreamers: The 2012 We Media PitchIt Challenge is open to entries. Submit your big ideas or vote now.
Mark your calendar and plan to be there: The annual We Media innovation conference will be April 18 at USAToday / Gannett in McLean, Virginia. We’ll be sending invitations and registration details soon. Contact us now if you’d like to participate as a sponsor.
Just in time for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a new iPad App explores the past, present and future of the World Trade Center. For story-tellers and publishers, the app also explores new territory and a new template for digital books – in this case, a collection of stories told mainly through video.