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.
The Knight News Challenge awards up to $5 million annually for innovative projects that use digital technology to transform the way communities send, receive and make use of news and information. The deadline for the next round of grants is Dec. 1, 2010. Learn more and apply at newschallenge.org.
Worth a read at Forbes.com: Knight Foundation Head Alberto Ibargüen is bankrolling dozens of experiments to save the news business. Can he rescue newspapers? You may recall Knight was one of the winners of our We Media Game Changer Awards earlier this year, for reasons cited by Forbes: the foundation has pledged to invest $100 […]
For the We Media conference, I wrote up essays on each of the Game Changer award winners (Here’s a roundup essay on trends we saw: Crowd-Forging, social good combined with profit. I had conversations with each winner, and they were often wide-ranging probes into the idea of what “we media” is, what it means to […]
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 […]