Today’s Game Changer Spotlight: Witness/Witness Hub

URL: hub.witness.org People: Peter Gabriel and others What: Peter Gabriel’s Witness was a visionary game changer when it was created a decade ago: putting cameras in the hands of ordinary people to document and bring world attention to human rights issues. Its video sharing web site, Witness Hub, leaps forward by networking digital photographers and […]

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Today’s Game Changer Spotlight: Innocentive

URL: www.innocentive.com What: An “open innovation community” founded in 2001, Innocentive applied theories of crowdsourcing and “the wisdom of the crowd” to re-invent how pharmaceutical and other science-based companies acquire and pay for basic research. Innocentive connects “seekers” and “solvers.” The seekers – companies with specific research needs – broadcast their needs to a global […]

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Dancing elephants twitter amid harsh realities

With retrenchment and job reductions — oh, let’s call them what they really are: mass firings — as subtext, three of the more influential clubs associated with the newspaper industry held their annual conventions last week. There were hopeful twists amid fear and loathing. The Society for News Design and the Associated Press Managing Editors […]

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Innovation in action at Knight-Batten Symposium on 10-09-08

Mark the date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at the National Press Club in Washington. The Knight-Batten Symposium and Awards for Innovations in Journalism provide a glimpse into projects that use new technologies to engage citizens in public life. Some may emerge as models for news and journalism into the future. The four finalists: Ushahid.com: Citizen […]

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