KnightBlog

The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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    Arts

    University of the Arts alumni dissect photography across time and space

    Jan. 30, 2015, 11:24 a.m., Posted by CSchwartz

    As part of an ongoing photographic and conceptual exchange, University of the Arts graduates Ahmed Salvador (BFA Photography, 1995) and Scott McMahon (BFA Photography, 1995) present some of their most recent work as part of “Response Time” at the Sol Mednick Gallery at the University of the Arts. The most...

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    Rachel and the Beatnik Playboys coming to Akron Civic Theatre

    Jan. 30, 2015, 9:49 a.m., Posted by rdurbin

    Their name is bound to get your attention. The catchy phrasing of Rachel and the Beatnik Playboys is the name of four area professional musicians who are coming to the intimate cabaret stage of the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, on February 14. The date of the performance...

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    Journalism

    22 ideas win Knight News Challenge: Libraries

    Jan. 30, 2015, 8:42 a.m., Posted by Chris Barr

    In September we launched the 12th Knight News Challenge, on libraries, asking the question, “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?” Today we’re announcing 22 winners of that challenge, awarding the recipients a share of $3 million for their ideas.

    Building on previous experience working with libraries, this challenge has helped us learn a great deal about libraries and the challenges they face while serving the information needs of their communities. Several themes emerged among the winners, including focusing on digital rights and privacy; history and digital preservation; the maker movement; and open data.

    We look forward to learning more as the projects develop and to applying that knowledge to our work more broadly. Additionally, we have experienced firsthand the enthusiasm inside and outside of libraries for making them vibrant civic institutions in a digital age.

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