KnightBlog

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

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    Arts

    Lowertown First Fridays are about so much more than art

    Feb. 4, 2015, 2:55 p.m., Posted by lweinhagen

    A piece by Kristi Abbott. If you’re connected in any way to the various arts communities in St. Paul, you’ve probably at least heard of the Saint Paul Art Crawl. Every spring and fall, numerous buildings, neighborhoods and organizations open themselves up for weekends full of...

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    Journalism

    Digital journalists share how they are transforming the role of women in media during ICFJ panel

    Feb. 4, 2015, 2:40 p.m., Posted by Carolina Wilson

    Leaders in global media innovation gathered for a panel discussion on transforming the role of women in journalist at Twitter's San Francisco headquarters Tuesday. Pictured: Joyce Barnathan (president of ICFJ and moderator), Mariana Santos (speaking), Justin Arenstein, Vivienne Irikefe and Sandra Crucianelli. Credit: Carolina Wilson.

    Lack of training, lack of networks and lack of capital. Women in media face these three barriers and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is working to overcome them.

    For its first major West Coast event, ICFJ, whose work Knight Foundation supports, assembled a panel of global media innovators at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters Tuesday evening, spurring discussion about the importance of supporting a new generation of women as leaders in media technology. Each panelist brought a unique cultural and professional background in media innovation to the discussion. They have worked on projects from developing an app to track Ebola in Nigeria to creating the first team of investigative journalists who can track government  accountability in Argentina. 

    Over the past 30 years, ICFJ has worked with over 80,000 journalists from 180 countries in an effort to empower global citizens with networks and tools to improve media outreach in their communities.

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    Middle Georgia Comic Convention 2015 will be packed with fun for all

    Feb. 4, 2015, 2:38 p.m., Posted by ylatimore

    Middle Georgia Comic Convention 2015. The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of comics is "Archie." I was about 10 years old when I was introduced to this comic strip, and every time my family went to the grocery store, I would...

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