Ethan Zuckerman Eli Pariser Dan Gillmor
Knight Foundation’s popular Media Learning Seminar, where foundation leaders and technology experts explore investing in news and information, will have a new twist this year.
For the first time, much of the conference in Miami Feb. 20-21 will be livestreamed. You can find the link and schedule at knightfoundation.org/live.
The conference brings together leaders from across Knight’s network in communities, journalism and media innovation to share and learn together. Increasingly, we’re seeing more folks eager to attend the conference, and we’re pleased they can tune in and learn along with us, no matter where they are.
Among featured speakers this year are: Eli Pariser, author of The Filter Bubble, MIT’s Ethan Zuckerman, and Dan Gillmor, founding director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship. Here are some more highlights:
· What’s now, what’s next: A look at emerging technologies with Amy Webb, of the Webbmedia Group, and Michael Maness, Knight VP for Journalism and Media Innovation. (3:45 p.m. EST Feb. 20)
· Partnerships: Tips on how to find the best partners for your news and information project, based on a new report (10:15 a.m. EST Feb. 21)
· Achievements: Foundation leaders talk about their successful news and information projects (11:45 a.m. EST Feb. 20)
Also, as part of Knight’s efforts to be transparent, we will share a report on what’s working and what’s not in the Knight Community Information Challenge. Knight will also be convening and seeking advice on the way forward for the initiative, which includes a matching-grant program for community and place-based foundations.
Applications for this year’s grants program will be accepted through Feb. 27.