- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 09/01/06 to 09/30/07
- Focus Area
- Journalism & Media Innovation
To improve electronic journalism in America's high schools
Since 2001, Knight Foundation has invested more than $3.2 million through the Radio and Television Directors Foundation to improve electronic journalism in America’s high schools. RTNDF has created 116 new broadcast journalism programs and strengthened at least 300 others. This grant refocuses RTNDF’s Knight-funded efforts on use of the Internet to reach more schools and students. The project will create online teacher lessons for both new and veteran high school media advisers; develop an online teacher certification credit course in broadcast journalism; promote student-to-student learning by allowing students to create “directors cuts” videos that will explain what went into producing the award winning videos posted on the RTNDF site www.hsbj.org; and continue to offer RTNDF partnerships that match schools to local radio and television stations for mentoring, but add a “virtual mentoring” capability.