Tiziano 360

The Tiziano Project

Date Awarded
Grant Period
06/23/11 to 06/22/13
Focus Area
Knight News Challenge

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Grantee Contact

  • Los Angeles, CA

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To help communities better tell their stories by building an accessible, multimedia storytelling platform.

Using visually dynamic, multimedia storytelling, the Tiziano Project provides communities with the equipment, training and web platform needed to report on stories that affect their residents’ lives. Tiziano will build an improved platform based on the award-winning project 360 Kurdistan. Using HTML5, the platform will display the work of professional and community journalists and will enable news organizations, community groups and individuals to easily manage digital content for mobile and tablet devices. The project will also build an interactive map to serve as a hub for projects developing similar sites in their communities and enable direct communication between these communities and their audiences.

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Project Team

Jon Vidar

Jon Vidar is executive director of the Tiziano Project. His past work has included archaeological excavations in Turkey and Greece, new media training programs in Rwanda and Iraq, and writing and photographing for the travel guide series Modern Overland in South Africa. In 2007, with Andrew McGregor and Tom Rippe, he founded The Tiziano Project in Kigali, Rwanda. Vidar has since led two programs in Iraqi Kurdistan and in 2010 launched The Tiziano Project | 360 Kurdistan, which has received recognition from SXSW Interactive, the Gracies and the Webby Awards.

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